Fish, 2011

This is the latest in a series of sculptures each constructed from galvanised iron wire and crimp connectors. This design allows several wires to be joined at their ends forming a 3D network resembling the triangular mesh used in finite element analysis. Although the wire is itself quite flexible, the resulting meshes are surprisingly strong.

Here I created a short video of a fish sculpture suspended from the ceiling. The rotation rate was chosen to maintain interest and the effect is to show off the streamlined shape in a way that still photographs can’t seem to achieve.

I’m now working on ideas for a number of different figures as well as using this technique as a kit to help aspiring sculptors to quickly create lively, 3D forms.