Sadie Aucott Wire Artist

Sadie Aucott

‘When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.’ - A D Williams This quote by AD Williams encapsulates what is at the very core of my work. I am inspired by the amazing work and dedication of wildlife conservationists and animal charities around the world and in some small way I hope at the start of each project to create a piece of wire art which evokes an emotional connection between the viewer and the subject and encourages the viewer to see 'a living being', 'a friend' and to 'feel their soul'. This ethos is carried through to my commissions. I was inspired by wire sculpting and following a ‘light bulb’ moment, over a period of time, I developed a system of working with fine gauge florists binding wire in order to create 2D images which also encapsulated my love of drawing. By experimenting, I combined weaving/knotting/twisting of the wire in order to create definition and shading with a freeform usage of the medium and I am continually developing my technique. I generally use black/grey binding wire and depending on the atmospheric conditions surrounding the piece then some parts of the wire take on a more 'sepia' tone or patina as the wire oxidises. Each piece takes a number of months to complete due to the nature of the medium, size and technique and once completed they are finally mounted on a bare white canvas, framed in black, in order to reflect the emotive monochrome nature of the finished piece. I donate a percentage of any monies I personally receive after any commission etc has been paid, to various animal charities as a small but heartfelt thank you for their amazing work.



2018 - Winner of the Innovation Award at the IN:SIGHT 2018 Exhibition - Manchester

2019 - ‘Lion’ - included in the online-exhibition of the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019 competition.

2020 – Winner of the Emerging Artist Award 2020 in the 2D category at Creates Gallery - Monmouth

Now an exhibiting artist at Creates Gallery and has gone on to sell a number of wire art pieces and commissions.

2022 – Finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 competition.

2023 – Finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2023 competition.

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