I am the sole creator of each of the mask sculptures. I use a variety of wire materials such as Aluminum Artistic Copper Stainless Steel and Magnet wire. I choose to use mainly small to medium gauges. My special and self developed unique technique is called Webbing. The Webbing technique is a process of connecting wire together without using welding or soldering. Strands of wire are shaped by hand into intricate patterns. Each strand is then connected by twisting them together using needle nose pliers. As the sculpture begins to take shape many layers of wire are then applied in this lengthy process. When finished an average sculpture can contain 400-800 wire strands of varying lengths gauges and colors. My subject matter originates from my memory and imagination. I visualize the subject colors to be used and the sculpture size. I allow what I have visualized to direct the process and I only sketch if it becomes unclear.
Buffalo Grove Art Festival: 69
Lincolnshire Art Festival: 191
Port Clinton Art Festival: 117.5