Art

Art comes in many shapes and forms which is why it influences and affects the senses differently for each person. I enjoy finding all kinds of art and especially those treasures that are created by artists who share the story and history behind their masterpieces. I love art that touches my soul and helps change my perspective forever.

“Love of beauty is Taste.
The creation of beauty is Art.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~



Fantasywire’s Robin Wight, a sculptor located in Staffordshire England, creates dramatic scenes using wrapped stainless steel wire formed into fairies clinging to trees, climbing the side of the house, perched on fences and benches, swinging on a tree and many other whimsical poses. Robin Wight said:

“In 1920 two little girls photographed fairies at the bottom of their garden and created a news sensation. As we know, the photographs were fake, but the story captured the imagination of people who wanted to believe.

A couple of years ago, while trying out my new camera, I took the picture (right) in the woods at the bottom of my garden. It was only later when looking at the results that I spotted the figure in the tree (above). Its obviously a trick of the light coming through the trees. What else could it be?

Whatever it is, it captured my imagination and inspired me to use the idea in my sculpture.”

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy  original photo of a real fairy

Poser

Poser is a fairy sitting on the back of a bench so people can have their photo taken with her.
3 Foot tall (height if it were standing as a person)

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy poser

6 foot Dandelion

This sculpture is a 6 foot standalone dandelion clock with floating seeds.
It is a 2 meter stem 500mm diameter dandelion seed head.
Price: £350 or $598

These 6 foot standalone dandelion seed heads make an ideal garden sculpture. They look amazing against the sky and on frosty mornings. As they catch the wind the seeds wave in the breeze and if you mount them on a tube, the whole dandelion will rotate like a weather vane to face the direction of the wind.

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy dandelion

Butterflies

Butterflies is a stainless steel fairy arching back while holding her hair which is full of butterflies.
She is 4 Foot tall (height if it were standing as a person)
Price: £3000 or $5125

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy butterflies

Kiss

Kiss is a galvanized wire fairy blowing a kiss.
She is 3 foot 6 inch tall (height if it were standing as a person)
Price: £1000 or $1708

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy kiss

The Mask

The Mask is a stainless steel fairy floating in mid-air, but stabilizing herself by touching a tree. She’s shhing anyone who sees her as to not give her away.
She is 4 Foot tall (height if it were standing as a person)
Price: £2000 or $3417

This fairy has a mask to frame green cats eyes which reflect back when you take her photo.

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy the mask

Shaky

Shaky is a fairy standing on a gate holding out her hand asking to be touched.
She is 3 Foot tall (height if it were standing as a person)
Price: £1100 or $1879

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy shaky

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy shaky more

Rose

Rose is a fairy peeking over a gable end.
She is 4 Foot tall (height if it were standing as a person)
Price: Private Commission

The Rose fairy is carrying a rose to make sure she looks friendly rather than menacing. The photos were not taken on the roof she was made for, so she doesn’t fit the ridge correctly. Each fairy is made to an exact fit to the location required.

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy rose

1 O’clock Wish

The 1 O’clock Wish fairy is being blown along by the wind while holding on to a dandelion clock.
She is 3 Foot tall (height if it were standing as a person)
Price: £2000 or $3417

This fairy can be mounted on a bearing and act as a large weather vane.

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy 1 O'clock Wish

Night Crawler

Night Crawler is a fairy walking across the wall defying gravity and peering into a window.
She is 3 foot 6 inch tall (height if it were standing as a person)

This fairy has road cats eyes for eyes so if you look at her at night through the window, her eyes light up.

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy Night Crawler

Heart of Stone

I think the heart of stone is such a wonderful addition to the wire fairy sculptures. Such a unique idea! Robin said:

“I wanted to add something as a makers mark which hopefully becomes a trademark of my work. That’s when I came up with the idea of burying something inside the sculpture. A stone heart seemed the perfect idea to make it extra special, romantic even, as well as providing a trademark. A suitable heart shaped pebble is selected and engraved with the owners name(s) or any other message you might want to come up with.

The stone heart is then placed in the location of a human heart inside the skeleton before the flesh (so to speak) starts to be added.

I always take a photo so the owner(s) can see the heart and have the evidence to back up the story when it becomes a talking point with their friends and family.”

Fantasywire Robin Wight wire fairy heart of stone

Awesome! I love all the wire fairy sculptures at Fantasywire!

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