ARTISTS / Linda Hoyle

Prancing Horse
Prancing Horse

Wire sculpture

Greyhound
Greyhound

Wire sculpture

Horse  left
Horse left

Wire sculpture

Horse detail
Horse detail

Wire sculpture

Horse
Horse

Wire sculpture

Rabbit
Rabbit

Wire sculpture

I have spent most of my adult life working in wood on a large scale, but the development of spinal problems meant I could no longer work in this medium. Much experimentation and soul searching following surgery led me to wire. I found I could capture a sense of an animals character and create something that is both simple and complex in its own way.

 

Working in wire has allowed me to continue my creative journey through a period of prolonged difficulty, and I am looking forward to seeing how it develops as I embrace new challenges.  

I have always been inspired by nature and in particular animals. I try to create pieces which capture elements of personality and movement.

Wire is a versatile  material and twisting and weaving it together strand by strand creates a strong structure representative of the strength of the animal, while the open pattern of the weave suggests the delicacy and vulnerability inherent in all living creatures.

I have worked on many commissions and have sold pieces all over the world. I am currently spending some time in rural France to explore new inspiration and am looking forward to a number of exhibitions here which I have been invited to take part in.