Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thomas Hill: Bird Sculptures

Thomas Hill is a wire sculptor who received training as a jeweller in London and moved to San Francisco in 1999. He creates sculptures with wires in different gauges, steel sheets, copper, brass, carved wood pieces and to add color to them he uses acrylic paint.

“I use wire as it enables me to create a 3 dimensional drawing and to capture the feeling of animals in motion with the energy of a quick sketch.” Tom Hill

He starts with drawing his idea for his sculpture on a paper from the photographs, his previous drawings, nature and stuffed specimens. He draws several drawings of the same thing from different angles, poses and details. Based on his own studies from life his aim is to maintain the gesture and integrity of drawings that brings his sculptures life and movement.

He loves to drawn birds, birds with big eyes. "So much is conveyed by gesture… in humans as well as animals. The turn of the head and the sudden beady eyed look can speak a thousand words! 

If you have any questions or would like to buy any of his works, you can contact him by sending him an email at thomaswhill@earthlink.net.