While at first glance these works by Gavin Worth may seem like a list of pencil drawings, don’t be deceived! Actually, all these “drawings” are made of wire which only become images when viewed from the right angle.
Gavin was born in Zimbabwe, Africa in 1981 and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He lived in San Francisco for 8 years, and have recently accepted a job in Cairo, Egypt, to work teaching at the American International School.
“I first became interested in wire sculpture after seeing an exhibit on Calder at the SFMoma. Almost from the beginning, I’ve toyed with the idea of making them 3-D. I knew right away that I didn’t want to create a very realistic depiction of a 3-D form, and I thought that it could be interesting to see an abstract, almost organic shape, of grouped wire that would become an image when viewed from the right angle. That’s why you really need to see this in person to get the full effect.”