Wire is an extraordinarily capable sculptural material - it can at once represent the airy weightlessness of a strand of hair or the taught power of a rigid muscle or rope. It's no surprise, then, that so many sculptors find it to be indispensable for their work.

Owing to the ease with which they can be manipulated, wires can be used to make anything from delicate jewelry to home decorative pieces to large structural pieces. The artists in this list all use wire as their main material for their amazing sculptures, which are perfect examples of just how widely applicable this material is.

We'd like to invite artists from all over the world to share their own pictures of incredible wire art as well. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites, too!

#1

Fairy Sculptures Dancing With Dandelions

Fairy Sculptures Dancing With Dandelions

Fairy Sculptures Dancing With Dandelions

Robin Wight Report

#4

Deer Into The Wind

Deer Into The Wind

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#5

Wire Sculptures By Sang Mo Park

Wire Sculptures By Sang Mo Park

Wire Sculptures By Sang Mo Park

Seung Mo Park Report

#6

Majestic Tree

Majestic Tree

Majestic Tree

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#10

Animal Wire Sculptures

Animal Wire Sculptures

Ivan Lovatt Report

#11

Corpus Callosum

Corpus Callosum

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MivylEbana
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is just ... wow. Pure expression of simplicity.

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#12

Tang Horse

Tang Horse

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tang Horse is currently on exhibit at The Sewell Gallery in Eureka, CA USA

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#13

Wire Octopus

Wire Octopus

ID Wire Artworks Report

GlynisLailann
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

.... like something out of a science fiction animated movie.

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#16

14ft Red Giraffe

14ft Red Giraffe

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No.8
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

love love love, go big or go home!

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#17

Iron Wire Sculptures By Mattia Trotta

Iron Wire Sculptures By Mattia Trotta

Iron Wire Sculptures By Mattia Trotta

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#18

Wirework Montage, 2014

Wirework Montage, 2014

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DavidL.
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's almost funny, the way that you montaged so many pictures into what seems like a jumble of wires at first.

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#19

Upside Down Kneeling, Wire Sculpture 2008

Upside Down Kneeling, Wire Sculpture 2008

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#20

Bee

Bee

Ivan Lovatt Report

lemonhead
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what if bees were that big in real life!?!?!?!?

#21

Wire Tree Sculpture

Wire Tree Sculpture

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#22

Hands Clasped

Hands Clasped

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#23

The Three Graces By Elizabeth Berrien

The Three Graces By Elizabeth Berrien

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idgie54
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow... That woman's made out of wire? That's amazing! ;)

#24

Sunday Trip :-)

Sunday Trip :-)

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#25

Electric Tango By Angela Hook

Electric Tango By Angela Hook

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PalIngold
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love Angela's work. It's so non-restricvtive, free, and flowing.

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#26

Aluminum Tree By Devin Mack

Aluminum Tree By Devin Mack

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#27

Butterfly Time

Butterfly Time

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Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Custom wire wall sculpture by Elizabeth Berrien, site specific for a private home in Texas.

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#28

Talking Heads Wire Sculpture

Talking Heads Wire Sculpture

Jaume Plensa Report

#29

The Egyptian Sibyl

The Egyptian Sibyl

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#30

World Map

World Map

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Elizabeth Berrien's Wire sculpture cartography - 54" custom commission for a cliff-side custom home in New Zealand.

#31

"oops, Beg Pardon, This Isn't Right At All."

"oops, Beg Pardon, This Isn't Right At All."

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#32

Goral-Slovakia

Goral-Slovakia

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#33

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

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#34

Semi Cascade Wire Bonsai Sculpture From "bonsire"

Semi Cascade Wire Bonsai Sculpture From "bonsire"

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#35

Golden Pegasus With 17ft Wing Span By Elizabeth Berrien

Golden Pegasus With 17ft Wing Span By Elizabeth Berrien

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Frankie Pierce
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6 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely stunning. The level of skill, talent and creativity held within your brain is definitely something to envy. The Golden Pegasus lives in my head rent free. I've never even attempted to sculpt anything from wire but I'm thinking maybe you've inspired me to at least try! Should I start small or just go all in? Go big or go home is my usual course of action when the odds aren't in my favor lol I've experienced a lot of failures but...a lot of success as well. Edison failed 1000 times but because of his dedication, hope and stubbornness...he created the lightbulb on his 1000th try....or so I've heard. How long did it take you to learn to sculpt a fantastic sculpture?

#36

Skull

Skull

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#37

Copper Butterfly

Copper Butterfly

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AdinaMoldan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful artwork by Romanian architect and artist Ştefan Ionuţ Perşe.

#38

Abstract Iron Wire Sculptures By David Vanorbeek

Abstract Iron Wire Sculptures By David Vanorbeek

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#39

Abstract Diatoms By E Berrien

Abstract Diatoms By E Berrien

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SherryZeng
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why does this remind me of Manny's ball from Diary of a Wimpy Kid?

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#40

Ara

Ara

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#41

Petite Culotte

Petite Culotte

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#42

Air Force One

Air Force One

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#43

Dales Mare

Dales Mare

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#44

"Immolation" - Jud Turner - 2012 (Welded Steel, Powder Coated Finish, Life Sized - 7 Feet Tall)

"Immolation" - Jud Turner - 2012 (Welded Steel, Powder Coated Finish, Life Sized - 7 Feet Tall)

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#45

Copper Dragonfly

Copper Dragonfly

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#46

Bounty

Bounty

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#47

Sakura Bonsai - Copper Wire, Rose-quartz & Bog Oak

Sakura Bonsai - Copper Wire, Rose-quartz & Bog Oak

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#48

Abstract Wire Sculptures By David Vanorbeek

Abstract Wire Sculptures By David Vanorbeek

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#49

Ze Chinese Cat

Ze Chinese Cat

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#50

Flight

Flight

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#51

Coupe Boulons

Coupe Boulons

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#52

Left, Richard Stainthorp 2005, Right Robin Wight 2011

Left, Richard Stainthorp 2005, Right Robin Wight 2011

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Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks for asking me if you could directly copy my work Robin Wight, no.... it's fine, go ahead.....

#53

Biker

Biker

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#55

Ducks On Ice

Ducks On Ice

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#56

Iron Wire Praying Mantis, °2008, 250 Cm: David Vanorbeek

Iron Wire Praying Mantis, °2008, 250 Cm: David Vanorbeek

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#57

Cat Wire Sculpture

Cat Wire Sculpture

Elizabeth Berrien Report

#58

Copper Stag Beetle

Copper Stag Beetle

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#59

Emerald Dragon - Matt Gale

Emerald Dragon - Matt Gale

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#60

Community Member This Lazy Panda Forgot To Write Something About Itself.

Community Member This Lazy Panda Forgot To Write Something About Itself.

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#61

Bee :-)

Bee :-)

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#62

Harley

Harley

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#63

Sculptures By Monika Talarek

Sculptures By Monika Talarek

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#64

Ant Wire Sculpture

Ant Wire Sculpture

Ivan Lovatt Report

#65

Swinging Dancers Wire Sculpture

Swinging Dancers Wire Sculpture

Francie Allen Report

#66

Boy And A Bird

Boy And A Bird

Ruth Jensen Report

#67

Copper Spider

Copper Spider

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#68

Manong Fishball

Manong Fishball

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#69

Licking The Dog

Licking The Dog

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#70

Making Wine

Making Wine

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#71

Iron Wire Bee: David Vanorbeek, 250 Cm, °2008

Iron Wire Bee: David Vanorbeek, 250 Cm, °2008

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#72

Copper Ant

Copper Ant

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#73

Informal Upright Bonsai Sculpture From "bonsire"

Informal Upright Bonsai Sculpture From "bonsire"