Ryan Lytle, an art student in Virginia, used bottle caps, wire, keys, a lens from a gas mask and a variety of other recycled materials to create Nautilus, a 3-dimensional cephalopod piece of art.
I have a thing for metal. Wire is my favorite material to work with because it can always change, it’s never permanent. I really love the texture of it. The process of creating a wire sculpture is fun for me as well. The wrapping and weaving style is cathartic in a sense. In general, I like wire because the material itself changes over time, the metal turns darker, the texture develops, and so on. It reminds me of the progression of life.
photos by Ryan Lytle