Man of the Times by Michelle Aplin
Man of the Times by Michelle Aplin
Michelle Aplin

Man of the Times



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Evoking a scene of a man pensively reading his novel rested on the top of his crossed knee, Man of the Times is remarkably handmade entirely out of wire. The sophisticated figure is reminiscent of occasions when people-watching and stumbling across the charming, romantic view of a curious stranger engrossed in a captivating novel. Please note, the featured chair is not included.  


Using pliers and side cutters, Aplin entirely hand-constructs each of her sculptures without the use of gloves, in order to achieve the precision and definition that brings each of her pieces to life. By closely studying the scale, muscle tone, movement, and the individual characteristics, Aplin builds up layers of wire that lends the artwork its unique personality.


Since 2017, Aplin has been utilising the impressive technique of hand-assembling wire sculptures. Working in the U.K. and New Zealand as a registered nurse, her “Chicken Wire Creations” led to a complete change in vocation and lifestyle, going on to exhibit in several art galleries in New Zealand.

  • Original piece
  • Material: Wire
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