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Twisting Wire to Create Cute Animal Sculptures


Many jewelry makers use wire to craft their embellished accessories but designer Ruth Jensen extends the malleable material's use beyond necklaces and bracelets. She uses wire to create her carefully constructed enchanting animal sculptures. From birds and bunnies to cats and foxes, each figure presents a creature found in nature with a brilliant twisting pattern. It's hard to believe, but Jensen constructs each piece simply through her twisting scheme. There is no soldering or gluing involved!

The Minnesota-based wire sculptor's craftily assembled sculptures present animals we're all familiar with in a new, somewhat abstract form. With her chosen medium, Jensen produces three-dimensional wire sculptures that are both there and not there. She says, “Your eyes have to solve a puzzle to see it!”

Jensen's sculptures, along with her jewelry can be purchased directly through her Etsy shop called Sparkflight.


















Sparkflight on Etsy
Ruth Jensen on Flickr

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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