Gavin Worth is not a learned artist, like some of us, that means he never attend Boise State, or any higher education school and got a piece of paper that proudly declares “It’s official, you’re an Artist”. I know we shouldn’t give much biographical details about the artists, but this guy’s story is too unique to over look. He was born in Zimbabwe in 1981, grew up in New Mexico and then settled for nearly a decade in San Francisco where he worked as an actor and musician before leaving for Cairo, Egypt to teach at the American International School. In his spare time he has nurtured his passion for drawing, painting, and doing sculptures, and one day his hobby has become his main career.
Gavin Worth does about every kind of art, even web design. He is a pretty versatile and gifted artist, here is his series of wire sculptures.
Here is what he says about the work above. I couldn’t have said it better
By bending black wire into something of freestanding line drawings, I create sculptures that engage the viewer by involving them in their subtle changes. When the light in the room shifts, so does the mood of the piece. A breeze might softly move an arm. My wire sculptures tell stories of simple human moments: a woman adjusting her hair, a face gazing from behind tightly wrapped arms, a mother gently cradling her baby. The honest, unguarded moments are the ones that I find to be the most beautiful.
Why I wrote about Gavin, is because he reminded me of one homeless man in the former Soviet Union, in the town that I lived, who was a little mental. Once a week he would pass our neighborhood (kids knew him, and loved him, and he loved kids as well) and on his shoulders he would carry long wire strips. He would come up to us, or we would run up to him, and in a matter of seconds he would build us Automatic weapons from these wires, you know machine guns, rifles and such, cause that’s the only thing I remember him do. And those were some perfectly constructed weapons. To this day, I remember this guy (don’t remember his name) and his ability to make something special from a piece of wire.