Amazing Figurative Wire Sculptures by sculptor Sheena McCorquodale
Originally from England, my family moved to the west coast of Canada when I was 9. I have been living on Vancouver Island for the past 17 years and can think of no other place I’d rather call home.
I have worked as a graphic designer all my adult life in sign design, computer graphics, hand-painted designs, tv set graphics, a theatre set & prop design, and typography. I’ve explored my own creativity away the commercial work environment with drawing, painting, and sculpture. I have retired from commercial work and have turned seriously to sculpting, along with running my gallery shows and classes, running my cat kennel and dove release businesses, and looking after an assortment of species on my small hobby farm.
My favourite medium at this point is sculpting with wire. A surprisingly forgiving medium that provides me with endless opportunities to create. I love having the ability to breathe life into this relatively industrial, unlikely material. My favourite subject is the female form with its rich history to draw on for depicting emotions and storytelling. Animals run a close second subject wise, with my goal of showing an animal’s inner dignity or character. ~ Sheena McCorquodale
“Bread and Roses” 68″ x 36″ x 48″ (Private collection – Vancouver Island)
The sculpture is in recognition of an era of a movement of special women, the feminist activists of the 80’s and 90’s, and the many women that have been influential in their life.
“Hattie” 7′-0″ to top of hat
“Banner” 5′ to top of head, 7′-6″ to top of pole (Private collection – Austria)
Banner embodies the strength of conviction that women have drawn to protest injustice over the decades. Her banner flying, she is marching to her future.
‘Anna’ (Private collection in N. Carolina)
Based on a photo of my niece. Anna studied ballet from an early age, but in her early teens, she shot up to 6′ tall making her an unlikely ballerina. Her long limbs put her out of the running for the Nutcracker etc., but positioned her well for Broadway dance shows. I love her lanky, graceful movements and the inner strength and confidence she exudes.
“CIRCE” 34″ x 36″ x 42″
Beautifully narrated, it is the retelling of some of the story of the Odyssey from the perspective of one of Odysseus’s lovers, Circe.
“HOPE” 36″ x 36″ x 48″ – (Private collection, England)
‘Hope’ is a woman holding a young dove, reflecting on its future. We are entering a new year and I’m happy to say that my young hand raised dove is doing very well and is now flying with the flock.
“Big Buffy” 27″ 28″ x 42″ (Texas)
Commission piece from an interior design company for a full sized plains buffalo head to go on a wall in a western themed hotel in Lubbock Texas.
“Csaba” wirehaired Vizsla 24″ 28″ x 74″ (Private collection in Austria)
Csaba, named after a Hungarian prince, is a well loved wire haired viszla that was a commission piece as a birthday present from a wife to her husband.