American artist Sonny Rolle is a Rhode Island sculptor who works with wire. These beautiful paintings and frames are all made entirely from strands of flexible, coated wire. The detail is amazing, considering the medium.
I got hold of some free chicken wire, and I want to work with it for my final project. I am working on a practice trial right now, it’s not going so well, but I’ve been learning more about how to use it. I will post pictures on it sometime this week. I feel like many of my projects, I know what I want to work with, but the reason why (other than I want to try something new) is always confusing to people and I guess to myself. So I am trying to think of what working with wire will do for the viewer. I intend to work with it in a two-dimensional way, recreating a photograph. So when I get these pictures posted, your feelings will be greatly appreciated! I have some photos up of other artists who have used wire.
Sonny Rolle- Rhode Island artist