Check Out Lene Kilde's Incredible Wire Mesh Sculptures

Childhood years are among the things that seems to take forever when you're going through them, but quickly become oft-remembered halcyon days that seem to have passed way too quickly as soon as you've left them behind.

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Perhaps no artist in recent memory has captured this feeling better than Lene Kilde, with her series of seemingly-incomplete wire mesh sculptures, each one depicting a partial representation of a child engaged in one of many childhood activities.

The images give a sense of something missing, but they also invite the viewer to fill in the pieces for themselves. The apparition of the sculptures seems to work in two different directions, like a visual Kuleshov Effect. Maybe the figures are in the process of disappearing, a representation of childhood too-quickly forgotten, years that slipped through your fingers before you got old and found out you had all kinds of responsibilities. Or maybe they're something totally different: an almost blank canvas of sorts, onto which you can project your own ideas and memories of childhood, letting Kilde's partial forms act as a starting point, from which a viewer can fill in his or her own details.

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Art that works this well is hard to come by, so make sure you visit Lene's page at Galleri Ramfjord, where you can see more of her work.

[source: Colossal]