For his wire sculpture “Gravy Boat Landing,” CW Roelle takes as inspiration a little ceramic dish. Created for a 2016 exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum which invited artists to reinterpret pieces from their collection. Roelle, who resides in Foster, Rhode Island, uses his signature style of twisting wire to seemingly draw in space sparkles as he translates the dish’s floral border and garden landscape into a 21-inch-wide sculpture.

It’s on view in the group exhibition “Plenty” at 13Forest gallery in Arlington, Mass., from Nov. 18, 2017, to Jan. 13, 2018.

CW Roelle, "Gravy Boat Landing," painted steel wire, 16" x 21" x 2", 2016. (Courtesy 13Forest Gallery)
CW Roelle, “Gravy Boat Landing,” painted steel wire, 16″ x 21″ x 2″, 2016. (Courtesy 13Forest Gallery)
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