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Le Timide

Laure Simoneau

Laure Simoneau sculpts her character using only iron wire, cutting and shaping space, giving it substance. In the footsteps of Alexander Calder, her wire sculptures come to life between the lines. A unique piece that reflects deep emotions. Read more


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Le Timide captures the subtle strength of the charming young man. His demeanor invites introspection. Every detail in this sculpture is created with perfect delicacy: from his high cheekbones, to his slim facial features, to his rounded shoulders.

Laure hammers stiff iron wire on a blacksmith’s anvil until it curves to her satisfaction, then solders the joints like a jeweler. 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 / 12.6" x 3.9" x 24.4" / 32 cm x 10 cm x 62 cm

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Reference code: LSIMLETIM

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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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