Friday, 23 April 2010

Elizabeth Berrien.

Elizabeth Berrien is an artist who specialises in sculpting with wire. She mostly creates 3-dimensional animals and people but occasionally sculpts architectural objects and 2-dimensional illustrative images. She has a huge collection of awards to her name, and has worked for many companies, designers and architects around the globe. Work in the past has been created for; the BBC, Motorola, The Nature Company, Saatchi & Saatchi, Parc Des Topiares in Belgium, and Usui Design in Tokyo.

She works and lives in North California, in a farmhouse with several cats, dogs and horses. Her love of animals and the surrounding environment (which means she often encounters raccoons, foxes, and mountain lions) are her biggest influences for her mainly animal based work.

This intricate technique of wire sculpting is done with only her hands and a set of wire-cutters. As she begins a new sculpture, Berrien will surround herself with researched images of  particular animal. She will start at the head, and weave downwards, following the lines of muscle and fur. Elizabeth Berrien refers to her own work as; '3-dimensional line drawings'.

Elizabeth at work.

Basset Hound.

Phone wire Pelican.


Pegasus at Louiseville International Airport, Kentucky.

Spider Web Hanger.

Ancestry Magazine.

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