One of a Kind

La Dame au Chapeau

Laure Simoneau

In the footsteps of Alexander Calder, Laure Simoneau’s wire sculptures create substance out of nothing. The space between the wires becomes tangible, and the sculpture comes to life. The graceful wire sculpture “The Woman in a Hat” is part of her Modigliani Series. French elegance chez vous! Read more


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Laure hammers stiff iron wire on a blacksmith’s anvil until it curves to her satisfaction, then solders the joints like a jeweler. Delicate lines become an eye, the curve of a cheek. Reminiscent of Modigliani’s portraits, this elegant woman with her long neck, broad-brimmed hat, and with the tip of her finger lightly touching her chin, appears pensive yet coy, delicate yet strong. She speaks to us without speaking.

A wire sculptor (fildeferiste, in French) is like a tight-rope walker, following the fine line to its conclusion.

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Why we love this: When placed in a light, the shadows dance playfully on the wall.

Created in: Paris, France

Materials & techniques: Hammered iron wire, steel stand

Dimensions: W x D x H / 19.7" x 3.9" x 27.5" / 50 cm x 10 cm x 70 cm

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Reference code: LSIMLADAME

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Laure Simoneau

Wire Sculptor, Paris, France

Taking an ordinary piece of wire, Laure Simoneau hammers, twists, solders, caresses and cajoles it until it becomes, in a transcendent leap, a face, a hand, a body, or speaks to us in a word, a phrase, a poem. Laure Simoneau’s sculptures are an invitation to travel to a more...

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