ALEXANDRU USINEVICIU

Artist
Yonkers, NY USA
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.
A WOVEN ICOSIDODECAHEDRON
38 x 38 x 38 cm
Copper tubing
2015
The spherical structure is made of 32 spirals weaved together applying a twisting motion to each element. There is no need for any kind of fastening. The rigidity of the
object is the result of the tension between the metal spirals.


A WOVEN CUBE
23 x 23 x 23 cm
Copper tubing
2014
This structure is made by interlinking 27 metal spirals at 90° angle. The result
is a 3D wire cube that has a specific structural density dictated by three proprieties
of the spirals: the pitch, the inside diameter, and the wire thickness.
A WOVEN CUBOCTAHEDRON
18 x 18 x 18 cm
Copper tubing
2014
The 12 spirals are woven to obtain a stable structure that resembles a multitude of
knots linked to form a 3D object.