Ivan Lovatt is an artist who has a creative bent of mind and with his ingenuity has crafted beautiful wire sculptures of the music legends. From the Beatles to Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix; Ivan has created the artworks with chicken wire. Yes, you read it right! The amazing sculptures are made up of chicken wires.
Each of the incredibly lifelike pieces is made of around 100 feet of the unusual material which
Ivan painstakingly twisted to pin them into shape. Till date, the 46-year-old artist has crafted a collection of famous faces from entertainers to explorers and much more.
Ivan’s wire sculptures clearly hint towards the versatility and adaptability with the use of chicken wire. Creatively, layering, twisting and shaping the chicken wire Ivan has created both abstract and realistic representations and continues to do so. Candidly demonstrating his superior level of craftsmanship, Ivan’s wire work has received many awards and a attention of people all over the globe.
Ivan Lovatt is one of those artists who are always looking for new media to experiment with, and for him chicken wire proved to be just what he needed.
Since time immemorial, water has been an integral part of our lives. It has been an omnipresent symbol in all cultures around the globe. We all know that water with its miraculous powers changes shapes and colors, transforms itself to leave us flabbergasted. Its ability to flow makes it a model out of which all kind of things can be born.
By all things I mean almost everything, even water sculptures. You don’t believe it to be true? Shinichi Maruyama, a creative genius has proved it to be true. Born in 1968 in Nagano, Japan, Shinichi started his professional career in Tokyo in 1993. His quest to look for more global opportunities, 10 years later after he started his career, he relocated his studio to New York City.
Talking about his creative artwork, Shinichi Maruyama specializes in splashing and energetic movements within shots. Subconsciously influenced by a Japanese sense of beauty, the water sculptures by Shinichi Maruyama created by this artistic legend are not to mention simply superb.
Without sparing more time talking about his creative artwork let me take you to the journey of wonderful water sculptures by Shinichi Maruyama.
Meet Scott Weaver, who has devoted 35 years of his life crafting sculptures that left the spectators awe-struck. Letting his creative juices flow, Scott started playing creatively with toothpicks in the year 1968 when he was just 8 years old. Initially, this artistic ingenious created structures that were abstract and about 2-4 feet tall and then he never looked back. He just grew up as an individual and the creative artist.
His creative artworks include-sculpture with a ping-pong ball rolling through it, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street sculptors, Rolling Through the Bay. All these with the toothpicks that you all till date surely thought solved just one purpose. For Scott Weaver, toothpicks were never just mere pieces that lie on the dining table or restaurant tables instead these small sticks served the purpose of raw material for crafting the masterpieces.
Scott’s San Francisco sculpture known by the name ‘Rolling Through the Bay’ stands apart with numerous hidden balls running in the
snake around the sculpture. On top of that, each run is a tour of a different part of the city which makes it all the more fabulous.
Would you believe me if I tell you all that Scott spent nearly 3,000 hours to build the toothpick model and installation of “Rolling Through the Bay” with 100,000 toothpicks of different brands. All that Scott used to craft these toothpick sculptures is glue, toothpicks and an incredible amount of ingenuity.