Michael Gard
Michael Gard's sculptures are created using a wire weaving
technique he invented as a teenager. Each figure begins as
a block of clay and a spool of wire. The clay is sculpted.
This sculpture is reproduced in wax. Individual lengths
of wire are woven and knotted stitch-by-stitch around the
wax form. Finally the wax is melted away, leaving a rigid figure,
both light and strong.
Since 2008 he has been incorporating LED lights into some of
the work, and has used brightly colored enameled wires since 2011.
Michael was born in London in 1971, he moved to the US in 1994.
He has maintained a full time sculpture studio since 1995.
He resides in San Francisco with his wife Andrea and sons
Milo and Felix.