Artist creates curly wire sculptures that spell words with their shadows

Sculptor Fred Eerdekens created aluminum and copper works that look like abstract squiggles until lit from the right angle. When lit just right, each spells out a word.


On his site, he says:

I studied sculpting and ceramics. I also studied graphics at the same time and particularly enjoyed drawing at the academy. I tried to combine those graphic and sculptural dimensions from the end of the ninteeneightees. I used to paint copper plates, for example, which you would normally use to create engravings or etchings. You’re also working with reversal, mirroring, positive and negative in that printing process: the common thread in the works I created at a later stage.

More on his Instagram:

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He also does complete sentences in the similar style.

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A shadow of devine perfection #art #contemporaryart #copper #light #shadow #skiagraphy #shadowart #wordart #wordsculptures #artistsoninstagram #creative #inspiration #sculpture #artist #fredeerdekens

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The past is a story we tell ourselves #swipeleft #art #contemporaryart #copper #light #shadow #artist #instart #creative #inspiration #conceptualart #skiagraphy #shadowart #wordart #wordsculptures #artistsoninstagram #sculpture #fredeerdekens

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