Incredible Fairy Sculptures in Motion are Handmade from Stainless Steel Wire

by , 07/22/14
filed under: Art, Design, Gallery

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According to the Staffordshire-based artist, Fantasywire was inspired by an “inexplicable real life encounter” that spurred the development of these magical galvanized and stainless steel sculptures. Since each sculpture is site-specific, Wight starts his process by examining the installation site and identifying whether or not the fairy should be attached to an existing landscape element like a tree. After deciding on a location and a pose, Wight will sculpt the skeleton out of thick wires and use progressively thinner wires to form the flesh and wings.

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Wight is generous about sharing the tricks of his craft and includes a step-by-step building process on his website. Although Wight mostly makes larger sculptures that measure over three feet tall, he also sells DIY starter kits for people interested in making smaller wire fairies.

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  1. Caili'n Webb September 26, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I love these works. I am a sculptor and have worked with many mediums. These are delightful in their depiction of character and movement as well as the ethereal qualities of the fairies. I am mesmerised by the dandelion seeds. Captivating.

  2. katkristof July 31, 2014 at 9:43 pm


  3. Cathy Noel-Wood July 28, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Simply amazing! Love it!

  4. Angélica Peñailillo July 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Las Esculturas recrean nuestra imaginación; me agradan las formas y los movimientos, ingrávidos y sutiles.

  5. Angélica Peñailillo July 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm


  6. Couchsurfingcook July 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful Art!! Have never seen anything like it. What are deminsions if each piece & does he tour on any pieces? LOVE…LOVE..LOVE his work!!!

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