Friday, 31 May 2013

Getting Wired ...

Craft posts on this blog, I admit, have been few and far between or perhaps, to be a tad more accurate, completely non-existent (unless you count the sheep making) but now .... *Blows fanfare*


It's half term and we're following the usual pursuit of finding Stuff-To-Do in a bid to convince The Boy that he doesn't HAVE to go to bed with the setting of the sun and up with the rising of it. Particularly when on a school day he has to be chiseled off the mattress. *Grinds teeth.*

So we ventured forth, in the drizzle, to a community arts and crafts event hosted by #MadeInWakefield where Faceless Company were holding a Wire Sculpture Workshop complete with the magic words "free" and "for all ages."




But even with the words "free" and "for all ages," I thought wire sculpture might be a bit art hardcore for an artistically challenged 48-year-old and a seven year old whose only concept of wire is that it should be less, but no. Faceless use amenably malleable florist wire which happily comes in a riot of colours, all you need is a little imagination to make some actual art.

Using just wire, a pair of pliers and my own artistic skills* ........



I made this.... 


Which became this...


And then this ...

Just before it became TA-DAH....


 I call this work "Lady With Flowers" *bows*

The Boy, meanwhile, made (while recapping the stories of all six Star Wars movies to his bemused artistic helper): "Boy With Lightsaber" .......



Our sculptures will eventually form part of a larger Faceless Company "Wired for Well Being" project, funded by Wakefield Council. They will be exhibited at The Hepworth in August and in February 2014 at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with 200 or so others made by local community groups and at community events. The Boy and I will be invited to the preview show as "contributing artists," get us. And, I have been told, there may even be wine.

*Buys a beret*

*Enters Turner Prize*


*When I SAY my own artistic skills, I MEAN while being talked through it, with a demonstration, much kindness and very little sniggering. Thank you, Faceless :) 

1 comment :

  1. I think they are absolutely brilliant and can just see the lady with flowers sat happily on my shelf.

    Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Blog Hop

    Hope to see you again on Saturday

    Laura x x x

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