My original inspiration for the body weaves came from reading about theories of quantum physics which suggest that everything in the universe is more space than matter, and even the matter which we perceive is essentially an expression of energy. I have used copper wire (an excellent conductor of electricity) as lines of energy ‘drawing’ the forms. However, through placing these weaves in natural environments they have also taken on mythical overtones which has ultimately inspired my current drawing project bringing together inspiration from myth and m-theory.
Although appearing delicate, these sculptures have mostly been exhibited outside over a number of years. During this time the copper has darkened through natural weathering and will eventually become verdigris.
The sculptures change in different light and weather conditions, interacting with their envirnment. Images below show Body weave IV in the rain.