Down to the Wire
With Sculptor Rosie Brown
Sculptor Rosie Brown, AKA RosemaryCraft is inspired by the wildlife that is around her and her British studio.
And why not? Wildlife is always around us. It is a major part of our world.
Yet the truth is that most people don’t really see or appreciate the wildlife that is right in our backyard. We mostly catch glimpses of critters, but pretty much ignore them. We tend to think of humans as separate from the wildlife and go about our daily lives.
Brown’s work doesn’t look like what one thinks of traditionally when hearing the words “wildlife sculpture.”
Rosie’s wire sculptures are like line drawings, yet they interact with light and the surroundings to create shadows and movement.
Despite the initial appearance of simplicity, the process of twining and wrapping multiple wires to create the illusion of the owl soaring in for a meal or the rabbit in flight is painstaking. Check out the detail in this wire sculpture required to represent the robin’s feet clutching a branch.
The result is spectacular.
“Through my wire work I hope to bring out the beauty and wonder of movement and form of British wildlife by transforming them into works of art for people to view and appreciate in a hope that they will do the same for their real-life counterparts.”
Rosie’s subjects include all sorts of animals we can readily see around our yards, as we walk to work or the store. Her wire sculptures help the viewer to see all the creatures, great and small, in a new light.
Rosie was a winner of the Manchester Craft and Design Centre Young Makers Award
All images are courtesy of RosemaryCraft/Rosie Brown.
Visit Rosemary and see more of her wire sculpture on her website, RosemaryCraft
She can also be found on Instagram– rosemarycraft
If you like wire sculpture, you might also enjoy the work of another British sculptor. Check out the Robin Wight’s Fairies sculptures here.