Wire Bird by Tom Hill


Made using mild steel wire, Tom Hill’s bird sculptures express both the character of the birds they portray and the quickly drawn line of his sketches.

Dimensions: Bird 24cm (L) x 24cm (H) 

Wooden block: 3.5cm wide

"Animals have pretty much always been the focus of my work… To be honest I much prefer animals to people so I guess it makes sense that I focus on them! I’m really interested in portraying character and the ways in which animals communicate with each other (and indeed with the human world), so much can be conveyed by the simple tilt of a head or flick of a wing. My pieces are made using mild steel wire, with additions of steel or copper sheet and copper meshes. I consider myself to be both a draftsman and a metalworker. Drawing is at the root of my pieces and I find that steel wire can convey many of the qualities of an ink drawing, with the added bonus of being in three-dimensions." - Tom Hill