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The Tin Forest - Wire Sculptures

Taking our inspiration from the old man in "The Tin Forest" we created our own animals from metal wire. 


We explored the work of famous sculptor Alexander Calder, the inventor of the mobile, who created kinetic art from wire. We loved how he could create an image from the wire alone, as though creating a line drawing. Alexander Calder added detail and spots of bright colour - we added buttons.

It was really difficult to manipulate the wire to our planned shapes. We practised a range of bending and joining techniques before starting our animals. We had to think carefully if we could make it from one long piece of wire or if we wanted to join multiple pieces to get our desired effect. But the hard work paid off!

 

We know you will agree that our art work should be on display in the Tate gallery alongside Alexander Calder's pieces!

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