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Skeletal Lace Patterns Outline the Copper Wire Vessels of Artist Suzanne Shafer-Wilson

Skeletal Lace Patterns Outline the Copper Wire Vessels of Artist Suzanne Shafer-Wilson

Skeletal Lace Patterns Define the Copper Wire Vessels of Artist Suzanne Shafer-Wilson



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#lace
#metallic
#miniature
#sculpture
#vessels
#wire

April 7, 2022

Grace Ebert

All photographs © Suzanne Shafer-Wilson, shared with permission

Without delay malleable in materials and safe in form, the vessels that comprise Suzanne Shafer-Wilson’s physique of labor are intricate research of texture, sample, and area. The Illinois-based artist loops and twists lengths of wire into intricate baskets that vary in dimension from 20 inches tall to the width of a fingertip. Utilizing a method just like the one employed by sculptor Ruth Asawa to create her rounded, metallic kinds, Shafer-Wilson works with an Italian needle lace methodology designed for fibers like wool and silk. She intertwines brass, copper, or sterling silver instead of textiles and fashions porous vessels with vast, gaping our bodies and elaborately constructed outer partitions.

When you’re in Chicago, you’ll be able to see a few of Shafer-Wilson’s sculptures at Vale Craft Gallery. In any other case, head to her website to discover an archive of her works.

 

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#lace
#metallic
#miniature
#sculpture
#vessels
#wire

 

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