Artifacts of Nature
Kue’s geometric starbursts are metal strands bundled and structurally woven into patterns of nature. To the artist, depicting nature is expressing the essence of how nature grows. Developing an aesthetic vocabulary that is reminiscent of trees, electricity, light, and belief structures, the artist creates peace in a chaotic world.
Shape, Size, Form
By using a simple curve applied in patterns and motifs that occur in nature, Kue finds balance and symmetry.
With only a pair of pliers and precise measurements, the artist cuts each strand to form bundles which are then woven together to create the central structure. The radiating branches develop outward like snowflakes, and each sculpture develops with a unique signature.
Sculptures vary from 3 feet to over 10 feet in size.
Kue King uses Bronze, Brass and Stainless Steel in his Abstract Collection. Each strand is custom manufactured by a wire mill in Connecticut to Kue’s exclusive specifications.
His silicon bronze is 100% pure with zero inclusions as common in cast bronze sculpture. His stainless steel is marine grade and diamond polished to mirror finish. These sculptures will last centuries in harsh outdoor environments.
Light and Shadow
Whether in the entry or formally above a fireplace these sculptures hold a presence that shifts to the occasion. When spot-lit, drama and strength dominate through reflection and shadow. By lowering the lighting, the same piece becomes soft and alluring. Throughout the day, dancing with changing light, each sculpture transforms with a range of emotion.
A Lifetime of Beauty
Whether on the facade of a building or hanging in a garden setting, these pieces feel at home in nature. Made of marine grade stainless, silicone bronze, and brass these pieces are resistant to corrosion. The bronze and brass pieces grow a rich patina over the years which add to the beauty of the piece.
Growing and Evolving
The roots of this collection come from ancient weaving and construction techniques. Pioneered by Ruth Asawa in the 70’s, Kue has learned from her techniques in wire, working to expand and resolve the postmodern difficulties of form in the medium.