In today’s Who Knew? we visit Mark Holme, Creative Director, who spends his time away from Hill & Partners in the pursuit of fine art. The most recent manifestation of this is his series of sculptures dubbed Wild Wire.
Wildlife and its environment has been the consistent theme in my work over the years.
My artwork has been traditionally painting, oil, acrylic and pen and ink of wildlife and landscapes.
Over the past year I have been intrigued in depicting the motion and anatomy of wildlife in wire sculpture.
In my Wild Wire series I use 16 gauge industrial wire and draw an animal in 3D sometimes using only 1 piece of wire.
My goal is to use the wire and create the elements that speak to the essence of a particular animal. I begin by breaking down the animal to its motion or key features or personality that represent the animal.
I enjoy telling a story in my pieces: it could be a grouping of deer that got startled and bound away, or a cheetah in hot pursuit of its prey. The subject matter is endless in what is possible. Each piece I learn something about the animal and how best to represent it in its form.
My portfolio of some of my fine art pieces can be seen at markholme.com.
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