Sculptor Michael Gard is a native Londoner who now lives and works in San Francisco. Most of his work is based on an original wire-weaving technique he’s been developing since his teenage years. His installation Lift consists of three ethereal, hollow human forms, each about half the size of an average adult, woven from lightweight aluminum wire using this special method, illuminated from within by LEDs, and suspended midair below helium balloons.
Though Gard is understandably tight-lipped about the specifics of the weaving technique, he has been quite generous in sharing other details of his method with us. Make: staff photographer Gunther Kirsch visited Gard’s studio last week, spoke to him about his work, and got some beautiful and informative shots of his tools, workspace, and process:
You can see more of Gard’s sculpture at michaelgard.com.