In the fields of England something strange is happening. It seems like dandelions went crazy and decided to grow over 6 foot high! And like that isn’t weird enough, unusual creatures started to show up. Oh, my Gosh! Would you believe if I tell you I saw a fairy? No, not that kind of a fairy, you cynical you… Real one! Welcome to the world of Fantasy wire!
First, let’s take a close look at this dandelion forest. As you can see, they are made out of wire and each has diferent position and form. Robin Wight, their creator, masterfully captured motions of dandelions encouraged by wind, making that way enchanted wire playground.
Tough wire dandelions look impressive, his real mastery is in sculpturing gorgeous and such lifelike fairies.
A couple years ago, this photographer from Staffordshire (England), decided to try out his new camera, so he started taking photos in the woods at the bottom of his garden. Afterwards, while looking at the photos he took, he noticed unusual shape in the tree. This photo captured his imagination and inspired him to create beautiful sculptures out of stainless steel wire.
Process of creating these beauties is not simple. Mr Wight first draws them in specific position, than makes a crud skeleton and wrappes it in finer and finer wires, making like that their flesh and, finaly, skin. As a trademark, he puts a pebble with engraved message as a heart for the fairy.
Of course, none of the fairies would be complete if they didn’t have a name. So, here is a „1 O’clock Wish“– fairy that holds dandelion clock.
Regarding this fairy, on Robins site called Fantasy wire, instead of price stands: „Not for sale, my wife wont let me sell her“. Well, Mr Wight, we understand why!
Next pretty sculpture is Nigt Crawler. With sinister eyes and a bit ominous wings, this one shows us that wire fairy can be scary.
And, of course, you need to meet Fluke! This winged lady shoots fairy wishes (arows made from dandelion seeds). Mr Wight says she is hard to see, because she is camouflaged with leaves, so you’ll never know when she is stalking you to strike you with some good luck.
Now, these are just three of them. There is an entire world of wire fairies!
Fantasy wire world uncovered!
When mentioned that unusual shape in photo inspired Robin Wights wire creations, I left out to say that he relate this with a story about two girls who in 1920. photographed fairies at the bottom of their garden. Now, this story is well known (some of you may even remember the movie „Fairy tale: A true story“) and most of you didn’t believe it, but… Sight and light can be tricky. Without this tricks some of the most beautiful worlds would never be discovered. And their residents would not be able to make this our world prettier. So, thank you Mr Wight for opening yet another door of imagination and inspiring us with your fantasy wire weft! Hope one day there will be a lots of gardens for your exceptional fairies!
Visual courtesy of Fantasy Wire