‘My finished sculpture is born of nothing but a handful of pipe cleaners and my imagination’
We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do simply for the pleasure of it.
Assessing the angles of each wire, I adjust and even out imperfections. Within my hands, fuzzy limbs transform into their final form. Voila! My finished sculpture is born of nothing but a handful of pipe cleaners and my imagination. I bend these fuzzy sticks into a multitude of life forms: trees, birds, dogs, dragons... Pipe cleaners may seem childish to use in art — but to me, they are colorful and comforting, flexible and versatile, and there are no boundaries to what I can create with a few fuzzy sticks.
- Erica Weng ’20