Wire Sculpture

I’ve been busy with a lot of art commissions lately. If you’d like a look, here are some images of a wire sculpture I’ve been working on this week. I designed a logo for a restaurant here in Portland, and am also making them this 5 foot long metal wire sculpture to hang from their ceiling. It’s not finished yet, but I’m having fun building it.


  1. MBilbao
    January 27, 2011 at 11:04 pm


  2. Katie
    January 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I really like this. I don't have anything witty to say about it. I just like it. Makes me wish I was still living in the Portland area so I could go see it in person when it's finished.

  3. Cornucopia
    January 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Very cool.

  4. I Live in an Antbed
    January 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    So fun! Love the creative use of the dumbbell. You see possibilities everywhere.

  5. Joel Henriques
    January 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm


    I Live in an Antbed - Ha, yes. I'm sorry to say that I use my dumbbells for anvils, not working out. Although bending this thick wire is pretty good exercise.

  6. Nikki
    January 28, 2011 at 12:27 am

    You have mad wire bending skills. It looks really cool.

  7. CarleeKajsa
    January 28, 2011 at 1:07 am

    that is amazing! i always love seeing what you are working on - so inspiring!

  8. Lori Henriques
    January 28, 2011 at 1:44 am

    LOVE the logo! and for them to feature a marvelous sculpture form of it is incredible. did they think of that? sounds like a great place, too.

  9. Bec Hem
    January 28, 2011 at 2:05 am

    It's already looking spectacular! Great design, too!

  10. ann.e
    January 28, 2011 at 2:48 am

    I love this!!

  11. Jess
    January 28, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Just beautiful.

  12. Michele Pacey
    January 28, 2011 at 4:05 am

    So elegant Joel!

  13. cristina
    January 28, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Wow, that line logo in amazing!
    I've posted the Science Fair photos
    at my place. We had so much fun tonight.
    The Movie Wheel and the Bird Thaumatropes
    were a huge hit!

  14. Zill.y
    January 28, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Looks great! I've said that before, but will repeat myself: love the simplicity in your creations.

    Btw, Where is this place? We're planning on heading down to Portland this spring. Any ideas on 'must see' places? I'd appreciate any hint.


  15. Paul & Paula
    January 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

    nice idea! could do so many things witht this...
    Happy week end!

  16. tschitschi
    January 28, 2011 at 9:58 am

    very nice, I like it!

  17. lightbluegrey
    January 28, 2011 at 11:43 am

    love it so much! thanks for the inspiration.

  18. min
    January 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    but...but...but...I can't make this one! Wah! But I do love it.

  19. Joel Henriques
    January 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks everyone!

    Lori - The wire idea popped up in the discussion, and I honestly can't remember if it was me or them that suggested it. ha. I guess it was a natural evolution.

    Zill.y - This restaurant will be in the Pearl District. I'll give more updates on it later. But yeah, so many great streets to visit in Portland. Mississippi, Alberta, Hawthorne, Downtown, Pearl District, 23rd. You'll just have to explore!

    cristina - Just checked out the science fair photos. Cool!!

  20. Heidi
    January 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Oh! I don't know what to say, it's fantastic!

  21. pixelhazard
    January 29, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Oh that is so nifty. It'd definately get me looking at a restaurant

    Bright Green Laces

  22. Harshad Sonaje
    January 29, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I loved the wired name..cool...

  23. rahel
    January 30, 2011 at 9:28 am

    That just looks great!

  24. Aline
    January 30, 2011 at 11:26 am


  25. Codruta
    January 30, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Woow! again i'm amazed

  26. The Little Bird
    January 31, 2011 at 2:40 am

    this is fantastic!! I love it :D
    I actually really like this blog and love dropping by to see your latest creations, sooo..
    I am awarding you the stylish blogger award!
    To pick it up there are a couple of things you need to do -check out my blog post
    here: http://littlebirdinabeehive.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award-winners.html

  27. Clementine
    January 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Super et cela donne encore plein d'idées

  28. Oontje
    January 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I love it! Your work, your pictures. Simple, but so strong.

  29. Nea
    February 1, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    That looks amazing!!

  30. soisses
    February 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    i LOVE it! and i will come again. your blog is amazing...

  31. Moitreyee
    February 4, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Joel, you are extraordinary. Please take a look at what my students did with wire and scrap wood.



  32. Joel Henriques
    February 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks everybody!

    Moitreyee - Those sculptures the kids made are wonderful!! I love the mixture of wood, wire, and colorful beads. Thanks for showing me!

  33. toks visoks
    February 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    This looks soooo cool! Very aesthetic! Love it!

  34. Cathy
    February 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Always beautiful!

  35. Amanda Hagood
    February 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Oh, one of my friends had a hanger like this for her wedding dress that said "mrs so-and-so". love this kinda stuff! very nice :)

  36. russell solomon
    March 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Very nice! Let me know what you think about my sculpture? Comments are appreciated!


  37. Anonymous
    March 10, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Awesome, it's for the Daily Cafe in the Pearl!


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