Bonnie Shanas

Figurative sculptures created from steel wire mesh. The mesh is manipulated freehand with minimal tools (i.e. wood knife, pliers.) There are no molds in the process- each piece unique. The final form is painted with metal colors and sprays. When complete, the sculpture is mounted on silk and framed.

“As a student of psychology and enthusiast of human nature, I have always been intrigued by underlying allusions and the universal body language. The genuine truth expressed through the subtlety of the unspoken gesture is my inspiration for sculpture of the human form.

Through these images emerging from a cloth of wire, I strive to capture and share these intimate yet universal expressions. The unimposing transparency of the material is intended to offer a moment or a memory, which each observer can make his/her own.”

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