Announcement Collect unique, fine quality wire sculptures from award winning artist Elizabeth Berrien, famous for pioneering the contemporary wire sculpture movement since the 1960's.
Collect unique, fine quality wire sculptures from award winning artist Elizabeth Berrien, famous for pioneering the contemporary wire sculpture movement since the 1960's.
Bella1213 on Feb 22, 2017
This is just so unique. I get a lot of compliments for the unusual items I have hanging in my house!
bonniebarlow on Mar 30, 2016
This is absolutely exquisite! The attention to detail, beautiful!!!! It's a gift that i'm going to have trouble giving!!!
KimResnick1 on Dec 29, 2015
If there were a way to rate this shop 10 stars, I would! Elizabeth went above and beyond any artisan I have ever purchased from on Etsy to make me happy, from her beautiful artistry to her commitment to customer service. If you are looking for a beautiful, unique work of art for your home, look no further. Thank you for my amazing new artwork and your professionalism!
What Goes On at my Wire Zoo Studio
I start each wire sculpture by twisting together a pair of wires. Then another, and another... adding to the structure and complexity, immersing myself in the spirit of my subject. Following the lines that delineate muscle, feather and bone structure, inviting the spirit of an animal to come and inhabit its wire counterpart. As a Level III Reiki Master, I often find myself imparting spiritual attunements to my creations, with the intent that they bring positive energy into their new homes.
Every year, I challenge myself to expand my limits of what is possible. I love the collaborative process of creating a custom wire sculpture for my customers – they come up with so many fresh inspirations!
In my 45+ years as a wire sculptor, my Wire Zoo studio has been in my kitchen, outdoors at a wild animal park, within an art center, on a department store’s mezzanine level, in my own storefront, within a historic Victorian sawmill, inside a giant cattle barn, within my very own converted barn, and now, my very favorite: within a close-knit complex of a dozen art studios, operated by other professional artists and run cooperatively as a Hall Gallery.
My present-day studio is large, light and airy, with plenty of white walls to display the tons of wire sculptures well. I love the soft old-growth redwood plank floor, too. On the first Saturday of most months, I join my fellow artists in a city wide Arts Alive, with open studios all around, It’s a wonderful time to meet artists and see the way they make their art! I also give tours of my studio by appointment. So if you ever come to Eureka, CA, contact me and I’ll show you around...
My studio always has dozens of large and small wire sculptures going on at once. To stay fresh, I work on one piece for as long as it holds my undivided attention. If I waver, I set it down – and pick up one from the day or week before. Sometimes, I decided a partially done “cloud phase” work looks better as it is, than if I went ahead and tied everything up to the last detail. So I declare it done... and most times, a customer agrees, and takes it home!
I’m quite good at animal and human portraiture, and especially enjoy making a commemorative sculpture of a living or departed cat, dog or horse. It’s very moving to see how emotional their owner get when they see their sculpture...
To place a custom order, message me and we’ll work it out between us.
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