Wire Mesh Sculpture - Catalogue

The range shown here includes mesh relief sculptures for hanging and and freestanding pieces, all available to order. Nikki Taylor makes each wire mesh sculpture freehand, modelling the mesh in the air, based on live models and photographs. There is no moulding round a solid master, so each piece is a unique sculpture.

Why wire mesh?

I discovered wire mesh in my search to escape the solidity of conventional sculpture materials. For me it perfectly reflects the duality of our bodies the ability to express the intangible self through physical form.

The diaphanous nature of the mesh, allowing free passage of light and elements through the sculptures, represents the connectivity and interaction between our selves, others and the surrounding ether which exists on so many levels.

Finally, wire mesh allows me to work direct with the material giving a particular spontaneity and freedom to the making process.

Sizes

All the single relief figures shown here can be ordered in any of 3 sizes standard, large or life-sized. The standard torsos are mounted on MDF block panels which are recessed on the reverse to hang perfectly flush against the wall. Standard panels measure 63 cms high x 48 cms wide. Large figures can be supplied mounted on panels 84 cms high x 60 cms wide, but are normally made to hang with invisible fixings direct on the wall with the figure being approx 70 cms high. Lifesize figures are approx 90 cms high and hang direct on, or in front of the wall. Exciting shadow effects can be created by hanging these sculptures away from the wall and positioning lighting to shine through them.

Nikki also specialises in commissioned body portraits in wire mesh.

Nikki normally uses mild steel mesh for indoor sculptures. For outdoors she prefers stainless steel with various industrial coatings for a weatherproof finish and has also used copper.

Please contact her for more details, to order a sculpture or to explore any commission ideas.