2595 Girls Stomping Grapes
Size - (USA):
72 W x 24 H x 2 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
182.9 W x 61.0 H x 5.1 D (centimeters)
This is a wire sculpture mural of females stomping grapes to make wine. As described in Wikipedia: Grape-treading or grape-stomping is part of the method of maceration used in traditional wine-making. Rather than being crushed in a wine press or by another mechanized method, grapes are repeatedly trampled in vats by barefoot participants to release their juices and begin fermentation.
The sculptures are made out of 12 gauge about 3 mm diameter low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material. It is easily installed temporarily on finishing nails or permanently on wall anchors according to instructions I provide. The piece is signed with a thinner wire.
I make wire wall sculptures for public, commercial, and residential locations. The wire pieces are the final step in a simplification process that starts with a photograph or group of photographs. I make and remake a digital line drawing to emphasize only the essence and feel of the subject, then, like the poet who reviews every word, I re-examine every turn and curve as I bend the wire into a sculpture. The final installation, a solid line in space in front of a moving shadow, has scale enough to suit a large wall without dominating the room. My work has been purchased by collectors from all over the world.
Shipping: the sculpture is made in 7 sections panels that are installed together as desired and shipped in a smaller easy-to-handle carton.
Wire Wall Bart Soutendijk, Figurative, Wine Making, Girls, Women, Original Sculpture, Figurative Sculpture