Portuguese sculpture artist David Oliveira uses wire to “draw” in the air, creating amazing wire sculptures of animals that can only be seen when you look from the correct angle. The 35-year-old artist’s unique art, especially when photographed, looks just like a scribbled pencil drawing. Oliveira’s background helps to explain his evolution as a sculptor.

“First I got a degree in Sculpture with a specialty in ceramics,” Oliveira says in an interview on LinkedIn. “After the course ended I started to explore wire art, and this led me to begin a master’s degree in artistic anatomy with a special focus in drawing. I kept developing my technique, always experimenting with new ways to clarify my message in any work of art. Meanwhile, my message became broader, but with life as a common theme. I want to represent life in its ephemeral expression.”

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Side view of the beautiful animal sculpture (below)