This Artist Turns Steel Wire Into Beautiful Metal Masterpieces That Seamlessly Blend In With Nature

Published 5 years ago

Martin Debenham is a British artist living in the Dorset countryside. And while the artist says his favorite hobbies are ‘dancing, taking walks and watching telly’, he also creates beautiful intricate wire sculptures that will mesmerize you with their detail.

The artist says he didn’t have a lot of artistic training and got into sculpture after taking up a temporary job making topiary frames in 2008. Now the artist offers tuitions and has prepared instruction manuals for those who want to try their hand at creating wire sculptures themselves.

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To create the sculptures, the artist uses stainless steel wire between 1.6mm and 5mm diameter. He says it is thin enough to be manipulated by hand or with pliers and thick enough to be welded with a welder.

“To get control over the shape I use the same basic method as normal clay modelling; model the visible silhouette as accurately as possible and then rotate the piece a bit and repeat,” says the artist.

Martin says building the sculptures is surprisingly easy but it can take ‘absolutely ages’.

The artist creates both figurative and abstract sculptures and all of them look simply stunning.

Check out more of Martin’s works in the gallery below!

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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