Sheena McCorquodale - Wire Sculpture - Aviva
McMillan Arts Centre is hosting Sheena McCorquodale’s first solo exhibition of wire sculptures, featuring over a dozen full sized figures along with a collection of smaller wall and table mount figures, shown in a blacked out room with projected lighting onto the sculptures.
Sheena uses painted galvanized chicken wire to create these lifelike sculptures that are suitable for interior or exterior applications, making them ideal for garden features. The figures are not fragile and are lightweight (approx 20 lbs without a base), making them easily shipped. There is a low wind load factor for easy installations. A surprisingly forgiving medium, it provides her with endless opportunities to create, breathing life into this relatively industrial, unlikely material.
Sheena worked as a commercial artist all her adult life in sign design, computer graphics, hand-painted designs, tv set graphics, theatre set & prop design, and typography. She explored her own creativity away from the commercial work environment with drawing, painting, and sculpture, focusing primarily on the human form. Her early years of ballet and later, synchronized swimming, gave her an appreciation for the beauty of movement in the human figure. Sheena has lived in the Qualicum Bay area since 2002. In 2015 she opened the Comfy Cat Kennel and Cathouse Gallery to pursue her love of sculpture.