Thursday Salute to Originals: Winding Rope Sculptures

Always looking for material inspiration from creative sources, one of our designers stumbled upon these funky rope sculptures on TrendHunter. Placing a new spin on traditional sculptural busts, artist Mozart Guerra depicts human and animal heads by winding colored rope around foam bases. Detailed images of giraffes, apes, and human faces emerge in textured rope.

How might Guerra’s background in the theater and television industries have shaped his design sensibility? How does Guerra express his methods as a deviation from traditional sculpture?

Guerra’s manipulation of texture and line vary from sculpture to sculpture, but he always works to create a more expressive representation of each figure.  What spatial inspiration can you take from his unique sculptures?

Image credits: Mozart Guerra