Wire portraits of historical figures

Romanian sculptor Darius Hulea turns coils of brass, copper, and steel wire into amazing portraits of historical figures.

Hulea’s technique combines elements of sculpting and traditional fabric weaving.  His work also reminds me a little bit of the process of 3-D printing and how it uses plastic fibers to create objects.


But there’s an extra layer of artistry and depth to Hulea’s work that brings the faces of his sculpture to life. His sculpture of Ferdinand I on a horse seems both classically European and ultra-modern at the same time. Despite being made out of cold metal, his figures give off a warmth and humanness that brings figures from the past to life.

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