Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Artist of the Week: Wire

Great Grandma and Nate
Originally uploaded by Teckelcar
Nate is this week's artist.

I decided to go way back to spring 2001 (I think) for Nate's profile picture. Nate has been doing a family history project at school and as a result we have been going through a lot of old photos. I came across this particular photo of Nate with his Great Grandma and I just had to share it.

I love the obvious delight in both of their faces. Nate was a little unsure at first with G. Grandma, but as you can plainly see he did come around in the end.

And just look at how utterly adorable he was. Nate is still a cute boy, but he looks so huggable in this picture, at at all the wiry athlete he has become.

lacrosse back
Originally uploaded by Teckelcar
As for this week's art it is of a much more recent date. and is wiry like Nate is now.

Nate, like his sister, had a piece of art selected for the school district's Arts and Sciences festival. It is a wire sculpture of a lacrosse player holding his stick. I like how he used two different colors for the sculpture, it makes it far easier to understand what you are looking at. Nate did a nice job creating the firgure and bending it into just the right pose.

If any of y'all are interested in a front view of the player, click on through the picture to my Flickr photo sets. There are aspects that are better in front view than in the back view depicted here, but there was a bit too much going on the background and the wire figure gets lost in the shuffle.

1 comment:

Jordana said...

What a neat project! I need to try something like that with my kids.