What would everyday objects look like as the most minimal possible outlines? Berlin-born sculptor Thomas Raschke has dedicated his Wire Frames project to answer precisely this question. Using 3.8 mm steel wire, Raschke spends about six weeks molding and soldering each 1:1 scale sculpture. Even more impressively, each piece is patterned directly off of the object it models, with a sketch completed only after the sculpture is completed.
Raschke's inspiration to embark on the project came from the simplicity with which computer renderings captured shapes and forms. To reproduce this blueprint-like look, he challenged himself to employ the minimum essential number of strands needed to represent an object. This combination of economy and craftsmanship creates what Raschke describes as “drawings in space,” bringing the simplicity of sketches to life in three dimensions.