I love the play between 2 and 3 dimensional line and form. Pattern made visable through cutting and pushing like helen amy murray's work below. Cut paper, folded and bent to break the 2-D plane of the paper and thereby make it 3-D, like the wonderful work of chris natrop or tord boontje. Or one of my long time favorites, wire work, which has always felt like drawings or dimensional doodles in space to me. Maybe it started with seeing Alexander Calder's wire circus as a child. Wherever it came from, wire work continues to make my heart sing.
So imagine my joy when I stumbled across the amazing work of marie christophe! Could there be anything more magical or divine? I don't know which I love more: her fabulous lamps and bowls, her fantastical, beaded chandeliers or her perfect chickens and dogs, all of which she creates from wire and sometimes handmade ceramic beads. It's hard to pick a favorite because they are all so close to perfection in my mind. Mm.
And by the by, a great reference book on wire in everyday things is the book wire. I've had it for years and I still find it very inspiring.