Enchanting fairy sculptures made from stainless steel wire by UK-based artist Robin Wight. The idea to do these types of sculptures came to him while mending a fence in early 2010 and was inspired by an inexplicable real life encounter. He states that the material is easy to bend and requires no special treatment or special equipment. Steel wire is also cheap, weatherproof and accessible to all. Wight's process involves creating a steel skeleton which is then progressively wrapped with smaller gauges of wire. As part of his signature, he buries a heart-shaped pebble at the core of each sculpture sometimes engraving them with short messages. Several of Wight's fairy sculptures are on display at Trentham Gardens.
In each fairy, I try to apply design criteria including a story, movement, some visual illusion, emotion and natural forces. As my new designs develop, I’d also like to create a fresh, contemporary view of fairies, avoiding the clichés and hopefully, as a result, deliver a balance of the traditional childlike whimsicality, with the aesthetic of a female form wrapped around an action type persona.