Scottish artist David Begbie's works have taken inspiration from the forms of Rodin and Michelangelo; however, his sculptures are depicted through a contemporary medium - the steel mesh. By creating an incomplete portion of the human body, steering away from the conventional carved-in-marble human forms, Begbie has explored a further range of possibilities to illustrate the human body. The intricate detail of the collarbone set against the toned chest lends credence to the portrayal of the human body as a whole. When displayed against a solid white wall with strategically placed spotlights, the hanging sculpture comes to life as the shadows projected dance along with the movement of the sculpture.
Each wire mesh sculpture is uniquely hand-made out of a single sheet of bronze or steel mesh.