Ruth Jensen's Profile

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I'm Ruth Jensen, and I love to work with metal. My artistic goal is always to reveal and share the beauty, delight, and wonder of life.

I love the transparency and fluidity of wire. Wire 3D is there, and not there - your eyes have to solve a puzzle to see it. All my wire sculptures are created by twisting individual lengths of wire together until the piece looks like what I see in my head. No solder, no molds, no preformed mesh, just hours of twisting. Using my hands, a torch, and many other tools, I also make other sculptures from copper or aluminum sheet, or wire mesh, or mixed media.

My jewelry is made to be strikingly beautiful and well-constructed. Each of my creations is an original; I spend many hours sketching and trying out ideas. Once a design captures me, I reach for materials. Most of my copper works begin with…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 3
  • Joined March 26, 2008

Favorite materials

Humor, persistence, metal and stones, things that have been thrown away

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Ruth Jensen, Metal Artist

About

I'm Ruth Jensen, and I love to work with metal. My artistic goal is always to reveal and share the beauty, delight, and wonder of life.

I love the transparency and fluidity of wire. Wire 3D is there, and not there - your eyes have to solve a puzzle to see it. All my wire sculptures are created by twisting individual lengths of wire together until the piece looks like what I see in my head. No solder, no molds, no preformed mesh, just hours of twisting. Using my hands, a torch, and many other tools, I also make other sculptures from copper or aluminum sheet, or wire mesh, or mixed media.

My jewelry is made to be strikingly beautiful and well-constructed. Each of my creations is an original; I spend many hours sketching and trying out ideas. Once a design captures me, I reach for materials. Most of my copper works begin with stripping old electrical wires or cables, then shaping, hammering, twisting, wrapping, filing, and muttering under my breath while coaxing and forcing the metal to do my will.

When I am satisfied with the look and feel of a piece, I finish the jewelry with antiquing and/or multiple coats of a protective finish by Everbrite; the sculptures are almost always left naked.

Yes, I love commissions.

I'm on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/SparkflightWire
and I put all my work on Flickr at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparkflight/
where you can click on "Albums" to see different categories. I hope you enjoy my work, and thank you for stopping. May you be blessed.

For those who like to know such things: I live with my fabulous husband on an inspirational marsh, and try to keep up with my three adult sons (without interfering, of course!) The name Sparkflight comes from the business started by another son who died at the age of 24 in 2002...some things you never get used to.

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