Celia Smith's passion about birds is like no other. She uses simple materials such as copper and steel wires, telephone and electrical cables, and rusted pieces of metal nets and wires, and makes them look way more attractive than they originally are – namely, bird sculptures.
With her love for birds, there was no guessing what she would design using such straightforward bits and pieces. In her studio in North Wiltshire, England, Smith has created 3-dimensional masterpieces of art.
The birds Smith created include robins, ringed plovers, swans, chickens, geese, lapwings, cockerels, shelducks and many more species. Capturing the birds' movements is Smith's artistic strategy. She also believes that using wires in a sculpture gives the object a more whimsical look.
"Birds are my main inspiration; capturing their movement and character is my primary concern. I find that wire has a spontaneity that can give my sculptures a feeling of life and energy," she says.
Check out more images below and visit Celia Smith's website at www.celia-smith.co.uk to learn more about the artist and some of her upcoming events.
– Adnan Al-Timimi