A fairy incredible journey! By Amazing Artist Robin Wight
Wood, copper, sand… wire. Just a few materials that Robin Wight has used to sculpt some of his most inspirational visions by combining shapes and textures with his own life experiences. His sculptures have, in the past, allowed a connection between life, forms, feeling and the human senses.
(Robin Wight meeting Shaky, one of his amazing creations)
His collection of fairy models are delicate and intricately formed, yet unite a powerful boldness that cannot be met with anything similar within the world of art. Wight’s imagination started out when pencil first touched paper, and over the years has blossomed into the art of 3D carving where his unusual personal expression of beauty was well received by those around him. Passers by began to admire his sandcastle creations on holiday before his move to a new home situated in the middle of a nature reserve. Suddenly life opened up many more opportunities where he soon discovered that a bright blue sky and the great outdoors had potential to act as a clear backdrop for almost any possibility. Wight put his hand to old pieces of wire after finding inspiration in the smallest of details found within a photograph he had recently taken whilst in some woods. As the sun cast a beam of white light through a crevice between two tree branches, a small person came to life in his mind. With wings, beautifully pointed toes and an elegant frame, the image of a fairy was imprinted in his mind. How could he show the world what he had been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of?
(Robin Wight took this photo which inspired him to create his amazing creations)
(Robin Wight meeting Levitation, another one of his amazing creations)
Obstacles came in many forms during the next phase of his journey, whilst patience was challenged and abilities were tested beyond any boundary he ever thought possible. Wire became his new best friend, providing a portal for him to relay his thoughts and feelings into a true reality. Wisps of hair came to life, then disappeared behind the many twists and turns of his own formations. Mistakes could be removed as swiftly as they could be created as incorrect proportions became an ongoing frustration for the designer. Eventually Wight remedied his set-backs by studying muscular and skeletal measurements of the human anatomy to achieve perfection within his sculptures. A refined accuracy soon gave leverage to incredible levels of precision and detailing. The first finished masterpiece went by the name of Glance – a slightly stout but nevertheless characterful fairy. What she lacked in femininity, she more than made up with in personality. Glance conveyed a shy disposition, allowing her admirers just a brief peek at her face, hence her name. The rawness in her expression – a minor reflection of her creator’s inexperience as a wire sculptor, and a feature that only added to her charm.
(Robin Wight: Amoor)
Wight went on to produce a number of fairy sculptures as a way to create awareness and generate funds for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, including a project which consisted of a full scale fairy trail inside the reserve where he lived. As one avenue lead to another, the talented sculptor soon found himself agreeing to exhibit his fairies at Trentham Estate in Staffordshire. Many of his creations began to facilitate an invisible link between human and fairy, with models that encouraged people to engage with the wire winged creatures and take something more than just a visual experience away with them. The ratio of wire to transparency left shapes and space for light to pass through his sculptures, accentuating contours that looked different to the eye depending on the angle they were observed from. That was until, Wight discovered a new method of interpretation which took the form of pebbles that were suspended inside the body of the fairy to represent a heart. Personalized messages were then added to the pebbles as part of a unique design, never been seen before. Soon his ideas developed into weathervanes and even large sized wire dandelion sculptures with seeds that looked as though they were blowing away in the wind – a design that was incorporated into a 10th anniversary centerpiece for Trentham Estate in 2014.
(Robin Wights Dandelion Sculptures at Trentham Estate)
Once Wight’s work, namely the iconic “Dancing with Dandelions” sculpture entered the online stratosphere, his creations went viral. The talented creator’s business has branched out into DIY kits, allowing enthusiasts and keen artists to dip their toes into Wight’s world of fantasy and magical enchantment. His long line of fairy work continues to resonate with garden hobbyists as well as those who delight at the thought of fairies living within the nooks and crannies of their darkest and most dense garden spots. The characters produced by Robin Wight are a strong reflection of his fondness for all things mythical, as well as a desire to pull textures, tones and abstract shapes found in the real world through to his contemporary designs.
(Robin Wights, The Archer)
Wight’s business, FantasyWire which was nurtured from birth by his very own hands, strikes an unconventional blend of imagination mixed with a strong mischievous accent. By combining both whimsical fun and a sophistication found within the very finest of the art world, the sculptor can now embrace the difference he has brought to modern life. His technique is far from methodical. By exercising an incredibly flexible working approach to his creations, Wight can bring something mesmerizing and absorbing to his audiences. The characters within his fairy universe are both endearing and delightful to meet, as are his 3D portraits of the earth’s natural elements.
Below are just some of the more amazing creations created by this amazing artist!
(Robin Wights, Wishes in the frost)
(Robin Wights, Windy Day)
(Robin Wights, Whimsy’s pride)
(Robin Wights, Weee)
(Robin Wights, Titanya)
(Robin Wights, The Twins)
(Robin Wights, The Thief)
(Robin Wights, The Mask in Flight)
(Robin Wights, Kiss)
(Robin Wights, I wish)
(Robin Wights, Goosebumps)
(Robin Wights, Freedom)
(Robin Wights, Dance)
(Robin Wights, Blownaway)
(Robin Wights, BIG wishes at Trentham Gardens)
(Robin Wights, BIG wishes at Trentham Gardens)