Kue’s collections of work include wire and feather trees, jewelry, and studies of nature. Kue’s technique of weaving the natural elements of metal and feathers into a larger organism gives a nod to the revitalization of craft and seeks balance in the base elements of nature.
Delicately balancing the strength and beauty of metal with the organic fragility of feathers, Kue creates the most gorgeous fine art tree sculptures. Kue’s ability and patience is evident in each twist and weave of the aluminum metal tree base and each branch ends with “leaves” of beautiful harvested feathers or stainless steel fiber which he attaches with brass wire. Kue honed his intricate metal weaving skills over years of traveling the world solo with pliers and a spool of wire in tow everywhere he went, inspired by the sights and inner development that travel brings.
And a tree inspires
Within the twisted threads of metal lies a personal narrative woven intricately by the hands of the artist. This series of sculptures was inspired by a meditation among the branches of a majestic tree found gripping the side of a cliff and curving upward above a ravine. Aluminum and steel are incorporated to reflect the rooted strength and perseverance of both the tree and its philosophical representation. Yet this material stranded as wire yields a flexibility to spiral forth in gnarled complexities while providing support for lighted blooms of feathers.
Kue’s wiresmith methods produce wearable art that wraps you with a magnetic appreciation for old world craftsmanship. Each piece is one of a kind, infused with spirit by the artist and his calibration with earth elements of stone and metal. Collectors covet these pieces as powerful statements of their identity. These pieces are exclusively available by intersecting paths with the artist himself. This collection is the most personal way to exchange with the artist.
In Hawaii, Kue discovers a conflict between the isolation of island life and the art world he aspires to. But the island sanctuary nurtures a spiritual maturity that prepares Kue to take on the world. Kue’s love for the islands leads him to anchor Hawaii as his home base, a place he regularly returns to, to nourish the wounds of travel and urban life. Tight bundling of soft metals, imaginative reinterpretations of natural structures, oceanic forms, dancers, and biomorphic forms mark the Hawaiian phase of Kue’s development.