Fine art with wire screens
Remember my recent "i love vintage" with the Wire Art book excerpt? It was about making art with metal wire screening or mesh. Artist Lanny Bergner has taken that idea to a whole 'nother, entirely professional level. (Click on each image to go to its source site.)
He uses mesh made of various metals (stainless steel, bronze), cut and sewn together using wire, linen thread, and more. The color effects you see above are from heating the mesh with a torch. Neat-o.
Sometimes he uses silicone or glass frit (frit is just chunks or powdered glass, usually melted in a kiln) to add color and texture.
http://www.snyderman-works.com/artists/lanny-bergnerNot all of the pieces are vessels; some are more like quilts, or jewelry. The piece below uses silicone, glass frit, and paper.
The piece below is made of bronze screen, wire, and glass frit. Like many of his works, they appear inspired by microscopic life forms similar to those found in the How and Why book I posted about yesterday.
You can find Lanny's work in a bunch of places, but these pieces were all from Mobilia Gallery and Snyderman-Works.
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I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.