Alexandru Usineviciu

sculptor
Yonkers,NY USA
ARTIST STATEMENT
It was a combination between the chain mail of medieval armor, “the wire curtains” of some buildings in New York City and the minutely detailed wire jewelry of Mary Lee Hu that gave me the starting points to create my own technique of wire weaving. In early spring of 2011 I met Paul Tucker, a mathematician and a scholar, who introduced me to “Bridges” organization. Geometry being the language of my visual expression I realized that art and mathematics coexist in a perfect harmony. The helix wire is the commanding element in my work and has two functions, a unit and a connector at the same time. This system has a wide range of practical applications in architecture, sculpture, industrial and interior design, textile, jewelry etc.
The Genesis of a Woven Dice
9 x 9 x 9in.
copper wire
2011
The structure is made of three wire screens intersected at 90° angle. Each screen is made by weaving together horizontal and vertical helix wires, wound right hand and left hand. The weaving process consists in twisting the helix elements that slides over and under each other creating a stable structure.
Structure 1.
9 x 6 x 6in.
copper wire
2011
This object is made by intersecting two sets of four parallel rhombic screens at 60° angle. Each screen has (9) nine equal hexagons formed by weaving together (8) wire
helix elements. The weaving process consists in twisting the helix elements that slides over and under each other creating a stable structure.
5 Rhombic Screens
11 x 11 x 11in.
copper wire
2011
Each screen is made of twelve helix wire elements that form nine equal hexagons. The screens are connected by weaving together their edges allowing a movement that change their orientation. The weaving process consists in twisting the helix elements that slides over and under each other creating a stable structure.