The work of self-taught artist Gavin Worth reveals a tender beauty in its simple lines of bent wire. We have previously featured some of Worth's amazing sculptures, and he just continues to impress us with pieces that are both stunning and conceptually moving. His newest collection, titled Flora, presents steel figures emerging from bouquets of flowers, exploring the theme of life's impermanence and the constant cycle of growth and decay.
In an interview with Adventures of Yoo, Worth has stated that he drew inspiration from profound life changes, such as relocating to the natural beauty of Switzerland. His new pieces are “rooted in the exploration of the fragility, of that delicate tipping point, between beauty and decay.” His art makes use of shadows to highlight the fleeting nature of the world, successfully drawing attention to the transience of his work that is composed primarily of empty space.
“By bending black wire into something of free-standing line drawings, I create sculptures that engage the viewer by involving them in their subtle changes,” Worth says. “When the light in the room shifts, so does the mood of the piece.” Worth will be presenting his body of work at a solo show in Milan, Italy with Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art. The exhibition, titled Sketches in the Air, is currently open to the public through March 26, 2016.