Broad spoons become muscular hind legs, pointed handles fan out into wings and fork prongs wind around a branch like claws Matt Wilson‘s wildlife assemblages. With found cutlery and other metal objects, the Charleston-based artist (before) welds together sculptural representations of birds, insects and other small animals that appear lifelike and prepared for movement. He mounts the metallic sculptures on pieces of driftwood or smooth panels – many of which are handmade by his friend Jacob Kent– which contrast the shiny metal with the natural, grainy material.
Wilson has spent the past few years expanding his practice while working on multiple birds at the same time to allow for more cohesive, well-rounded flocks. His next collection will appear in July 9 at 9 a.m. EST his shop, and his works are selling fast, so keep an eye on them Instagram for an early look at the 100 creatures destined for release.
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