artist discovery: Gavin Worth


Gavin Worth makes incredible wire sculptures. I’m quite a fan of these amazing works of art. I found his website while I was stumbling. Gavin was born in Zimbabwe, Africa and grew up in New Mexico. He is completely self-taught in his art. He’s lived in San Francisco for the past 8 years, and has recently accepted a job to work in Cairo, Egypt. (from his website) What a well traveled person! As interesting as his life appears to be, his art is just as interesting. While all of his sculptures are 3D, they are only viewable from one angle. What I mean is that though you can see the sculpture from all different angles, the picture only becomes clear in one dimension. Here’s an example.

from the front

from other angles

How neat is that?! This is one of the more complex sculptures featured on his website. Though others may seem quite simplistic in comparison, it’s amazing how simultaneously intricate they are. The soft curves of the wire allow the viewer to get a sense of softness out of a material as strong as wire. On Worth’s website it says, “When the light in the room shifts, so does the mood of the piece. A breeze might softly move an arm.” I can imagine how true that is. Here is the piece referenced in that quote.

And some more:

I love everything about these sculptures. From the idea of them, to the scenes depicted within them. I love that the artist takes simple wire, puts incredible intricate bends and kinks in it, and ends up with an awesome work of art. I love how he can turn the rigidity of wire in the fluidity of the curves of a woman’s body. Good luck in Cairo to Gavin Worth. Be sure to check out the rest of his work on his website.


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