Barbara Franc is a London-based artist who creates intricate sculptures of animals using scrap metal and discarded items. The artist says she has always been fascinated by the shapes and sculptural forms of animals, and adds that they’re a never-ending source of inspiration to her. To capture the feeling of movement and presence in her sculpture, Barbara uses wire and other materials in a way that suggests drawing in three dimensions. “This allows me greater freedom to add changes whenever I want during the construction to keep the feeling fluid and to reflect the diversity of movement and form,” explains the artist.
London-based artist Barbara Franc creates intricate sculptures of animals using scrap metal and discarded items
Barbara says she uses recycled and discarded materials as she enjoys the challenge of transforming something with a past history into something new and exciting.
Some of the things that inspire the artist the most are 19th century animal engravings, domesticated animals, the movement of racing animals, and both organic and inorganic skeletal structures.
If you love Barbara’s sculptures, she sells some of them, as well as prints and paintings, on her online store – check it out here!