Bart Soutendijk

 Wire Wall Art

Ten reasons to use wire art for your next project

Reason #1: Large Wire Wall Murals have scale enough to suit a large wall without dominating the room. The Reason: sculptures don’t appear to be added to a wall to enhance its appeal – like a painting, stencil, or photo in a frame. They are part of the wall – like the molding or the trim.


Reason #2: Wire wall murals are inexpensive. Wire wall art is a way to get nice big hand made, custom, one-of-a-kind art on your wall without paying a big price.


Reason #3: Wire Wall Murals are resistant to moisture and sun damage.
Framed prints, photos, and oil paintings can get moldy in wet locations like shower areas, over hot tubs, and around indoor swimming pools. The mold collects behind them where the air is warm, wet, and stagnant.
Wire wall sculptures are mounted about a half inch away from the wall so air moves freely around and through the illustration. There are no spaces where mold can develop because the wire is mounted directly to the wall – not to a board or canvas. The wire is powder coated with a mold resistant material.


Reason #4: Shipping is usually less expensive. Larger wire wall murals are almost always made out of a number of components that can be packed in a smaller carton and shipped to anywhere in the world for a fraction of what it would cost to ship the sculpture in one piece


Reason # 5: It’s “green Art.” When compared to other large works of art the wire wall sculptures Bart creates leave a very small carbon footprint.
The material he uses is grade 40 recycled steel wire. The same material used to make rebar. It’s soft and bendable. It has very little carbon in it. It is made from recycled automobiles, appliances and construction materials in low-sulfur crude-oil burning furnaces using about 60% less energy than steel made from mined iron ore.
Bart uses very little of the recycled steel. The sculptures are mostly space. Less than 2% of most pieces is metal.
Bart Doesn't use wood. They aren't mounted on canvas or paper or plywood and they don’t require a frame.
He paints the sculptures using a powder-coating process that utilizes only the magnetized pigment that adheres to the steel. No solvents. No wasteful over-spray. Very little pigment is used because the sculptures are made with very little metal. The pigment is UV resistant reducing the need for future repainting.
The sculptures are very light. Shipping takes less energy. Packaging is less intensive and Bart uses only recycled corrugated cardboard that can be recycled again


Reason #6: Because the murals are made of a number of individual characters that can be spaced further apart or closer together, they can fit better in the space. The mural can also be spaced to accommodate other elements like a TV set or window.


Reason #7: Paint color can be matched to fit the interior design of the space, and, should it change, sculptures are easily repainted.


Reason #8: Wire makes an illustration whimsical. The same drawing made with a pencil on a sketch pad becomes a playful experience – even funny – when traced with wire.


Reason #9: Sculptures are very light. Easy to install. They can often be balanced on a single finishing nail temporarily and can be permanently installed in minutes by two people – one standing back, directing the other, who can hold the piece with one hand while marking for mounting anchors with the other.
Wire sculptures are permanently installed on small loops – usually three or four per character. Wire wall murals made for public areas like hotels, convention centers, or hospital waiting rooms may have more mounting loops to discourage vandalism. The art is mounted to the wall on wall anchors or wood screws. The loops hold the illustration about an inch away from the wall.


Reason #10: Sculptures are custom designed and built to fit customer requirements. Most projects are shipped within three weeks of the template drawing approval.

Let me work out a design for you. You’ll be surprised at the size you can get for the money.


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