Monday, January 23, 2012

Blue Monday - Amazing Blue Art - Chicken Wire Sculptures

Welcome everyone! It's Blue Monday!

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Today, I'm showing you some art by Ivan Lovatt. It's all done with Chicken Wire! I've chosen only the Blue ones as today is Blue Monday!

Most of Lovatt's wire portraits take over a month to complete and are about one and a half times larger than life size. Somehow, he manages to twist, bend and pin the wire in such a way that his portraits end up so detailed you can actually see every hair on their head. His works have been displayed in galleries and museums all around the world. Click on this link if you wish to see more of his work.

The Beatles

Depicted during their Sgt. Pepper era, the Fab Four is on display in their uniforms. I love the epaulettes!

Wings of wire

Here, Lovatt presents, “The Eagle.”

Sir Edmund Hillary

What better way to honor the fabled New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and environmental champion than to recreate his likeness in wire fencing?


I saved the cutest for last. Here's a koala in Blue chicken wire. Aw . . .

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Dhemz
2. Dias Spot
3. Bottom's Up
4. Birthday Cake
5. LaVoice
6. Rose
7. Balloon
8. Hershey Chocolates
9. John
10. Kim, USA
11. Chubskulit
12. Fabulous 50s
13. Blueberry Pie
14. Turkish "BLUE" Evil Eye Pt. 2
15. Rajesh, India
16. Pie
17. mark, australia
18. Ranu, India
19. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
20. Savannah Granny
21. carolynUSA
22. SwedishCornerDownUnder
23. Leovi - Night of Fire
24. Riet, Holland
25. vegan shoes
26. Ash Tree Cottage
27. juanna
28. Brenda
29. Anything About Bella
30. The Father and Son Chronicles
31. Tina´s PicStory
32. Eden,Australia
33. Gypsea Nurse
34. Wandering Thoughts
35. Maple Lane
36. Rebel Sweetheart
37. Rubberduck
38. 4U2
39. kara
40. Marit
41. Winter Decorations
42. Custom Comforts
43. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
44. dix - gypsyczech
45. Leah H.
46. mizhelle
47. JennyHansson
48. Leovi - The door of dreams is open
49. EMZkie Fashion
50. Becky K.
51. My Third Eye
52. KM @ more than seXy
53. Iris
54. hapzydeco
55. Sherry
56. Karen, Pixel Posts
57. Boo Boop Be Doop
58. JBigg - Yosemite Falls
59. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti
60. Christine
61. Lina, Indonesia
62. Mountain Mermaid
63. RobinfromCA
64. Mildred-France
65. Miss Bloomers
66. Joy @Books and Life
67. LadyD Books
68. Travel Snapshot
69. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
70. Pat Langley
71. Fashion and Passion
72. Nancy @ Joyful Altitude
73. Elaine
74. Dorincard: bluish cave walls and a BAT
75. Inspiration
76. peggy gatto
77. Jenn @ Just Add Water, Silly.

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Dhemz said...

wow! that's pretty impressive...happy blue Monday Sally!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the koala bear! Have a great week Sally!

Ruby Jean said...

Hello, Thank you for hosting a Wonderful Blue Monday... I just linked up the "Fabulous 50s" have a wonderful week!!!

Apron Senorita said...

Thank you so much for hosting.

Erica (Irene) said...

I love the Koala bear, so adorable. Nice blues.
Happy Blue Monday and thanks for hosting.

....have a great Blue Monday!

Fashion Momma said...

Love your blues Sally!

My Blue Monday.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I should be in bed huh? Bill is watching a recorded show and I am catching up with my commenting. My cousin Bob is here and my time is not my own.

The chicken wire art is amazing. I can't believe the detail Ivan Lovatt can capture with wire. Each piece is so perfect. A great talent for sure. A great share for Blue Monday.

I hope you are still feeling better as the days go by.
Hugs, Jeanne

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally!
Hope you have a great day. Just picked up my son at school - his first day at Prep (the school year before Year 1) and the rain was pouring down - bucket loads!!

Greetings from Australia♥

Ani said...

The koala is the cutest. It's so realistic and the wire pattern realistically recreates the coarse fur. Thanks, as always, for being a wonderful hostess.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I like these wonderful sculptures. Greetings.

Susan Freeman said...

Love that koala!

Susan and Bentley

Rinkly Rimes said...

Thanks for your message. I'll put my URL in the comment now in case it happens again.

Rovie said...

Cool pictures! Happy Monday Sally...

Joining here once again...


Eden said...

Beautiful photos and my favourite is the koala.

Happy Blue Monday!

Gypsea Nurse said...

Sally~ love your post! You are always coming up with the most unique things to post about!!!
Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally, The koala bear is amazing! Thanks for hosting!

Czjai said...

Wow! Looking at the photos, you wouldn't think they're made from chicken wire.

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

4U2 said...

I like the koala in Blue very much!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I think you did the best first. I love the Beatles.

Unknown said...

oh, amazing work there, Sally. i cannot believed they're from chicken wires. woot!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the Beatles!! Thanks so much for hosting!!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Those are amazing sculptures! Happy Blue Monday Sally!
♥, Susan

dix said...

Very Cool! This is one creative person. Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday to YOU! dix---

cassandrasminicorner said...

Everything is so amazing but the KOALA is the most amazing and the most cutest of all:)

Happy Blue Monday!

Here's mine- hope you can stop by:)

Marice said...

love that Koala too! Great capture :)

The Tablescaper said...

So neat. I can't believe the detail they accomplish.

- The Tablescaper

Bestfriend said...

wow so beautiful...

Happy cold monday Sally

Anonymous said...

Wow. It's amazing that people would think to use chicken wire that way, and that it can be made to look so realistic!

Becky K. said...

Ouch! Having worked with chicken wire I cannot imagine how he can work without it drawing blood. He must be all gloved up and then how do you get such fine detail.
Very impressive!!
Thanks for hosting us Sally.
It is great to be back.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

This is so different and beautiful. I loved the eagle and the koala. I can imagine that chicken wire would be difficult to work with and also the artist might end up with a lot of scratches.

I had to enter 4 times before it would recognize me. where there are three Iris's grouped together it didn't work. The last one #57 finally worked. Sorry about that.


GranthamLynn said...

Wow chicken wire you say? Wow! Amazing. Thanks for sharing some really cool Blues. Come by and see what I did today.
Have a great week,

Karen said...

These sculptures are amazing. Love the koala!

LV said...

This is a first for me. Do not recall haivng seen anything made from chicken wire except chicken coops. My son would love the one of the Beatles. Great find for a Blue day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Most Smiling One! Oh, this is just amazing! I of course love The Beatles! He is one talented man and I'll bet his hands are poked and scratched to prove it! ;)
Thanks for hosting your party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

My name is Riet said...

Oh Wow Sally I have never seen anything like this before.How beautiful that is. Happy BM

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow, Sally! They are all remarkable! I really love the Koala bear. Happy Blue Monday!

xinex said...

Amazing artwork,Sally. Thanks for sharing...Christine

Lina Gustina said...

Ivan Lovatt is a genius!
Thanks for sharing, Sally :)

JLS Hall said...

Wow, I would not have believed this sort of thing could be done if I hadn't seen your photos! Truly amazing, and such a wonderful shade of blue, too. Great shots for Blue Monday!

Loui♥ said...

hi Sally!!
what a wonderful, delightful post!!
i was so amazed at the detail of each sculpture!!
just AWESOME!!
loved them all..
but I think the Koala was my fave,,
thanks for sharing!!
warmest hugs..

RobinfromCA said...

Wow! Those are amazing! I can't imagine how sore his hands must get doing all that work with wire. My favorite is the eagle. Just beautiful!


Mildred said...

Wow! Amazing and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice week****

Sonia said...

I have never seen such wonderful sculptures made from chicken wire! Very cool!
Miss Bloomers

joyh82 said...

Thanks for hosting, I love the Beatles!!

LadyD Piano said...

LOVE Beatles music and especially the last one is so cute. Great composition of photos Sally. Thanks for hosting!

Admin said...

blue blue i always love blue...nice images here!

my entry

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

That's amazing !Thanks for Hosting !

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

WoW!!! I've been 'round chicken wire all my life and this just blows me away!!!

Yep sweetie, ya did save the cutest for last. Sweet.

God bless and I hope you've felt my prayers my friend. :o)

Unknown said...

Those sculptures are amazing!
I posted but forgot to link until now. Better late than never, I guess

Nancy said...

Love the chicken wire blues. Novel. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine said...

I never would have thought chicken wire in these wonderful
creations. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Dorincard said...

Wow, Sally! Great post, with fabulous artwork! Amazing!
Happy Blue Monday! :)

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally *hugs*
Isn't this amazing??? I can't even understand how he could do something like this with wire. That koala bear is sweet. Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful rest of the evening Sally..
Hope you are feeling very well...

peggy gatto said...

Here to wish you a new year of blue mondays!!!!
And wishing you all
SUNNY mondays!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Sally~ It's always nice stopping by for a visit.
I enjoy your posts and the eye candy you so generously share.
Wow, the detailing is amazing. It makes me happy to see the talents of others expressed.

I hope you can stop by to see the Valentine surprises I've got in store. This week starting with...Pain au Chocolat. I'll put the kettle on for a nice cup of tea.
Sweet wishes,

Annesphamily said...

Oh Sally these blues are just terrific! I missed the deadline because we were traveling through Kansas but I put up my post anyway. Stop by when you can. My son loves the Beatles. These are all so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Anne

Savannah Granny said...

Sally, I was so puzzled. I had four comments that needed to be moderated. I went to check them and they all came from your party. I realized when I was linking up my link went to an old post and not the one I intended to post. Thanks for visiting but I am embarrassed for my boo boo!
I will just save it for next week.
Blessings, Ginger

Anonymous said...

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