Bent Objects, Bringing Books to Life

Bent Objects, Bringing Books to Life

Bent Objects Art

Terry Border used to be a commercial photographer, but he wanted to change direction in life. So in 2006, he started his bent wire art “bent objects” project. The project concerns adding wire to ordinary objects found around the house to help them pose as living characters.

Usually the characters tell a story. Terry found that people liked his work, so he decided to create a new project called  “Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs,” a series in which old books are turned into characters of themselves. He then photographs the pictures of still life. It is wonderful humorous art.

Mr Border is working on a children’s book called Philomel, which he hopes to publish very soon.

Here are a few of his wire bending projects…

George Orwell 1984

The little video camera is positioned perfectly.Bent Objects

Homer – The Odyssey

The little suitcase is fantastic well made. Homer - The Odyssey

Flash Gordon

The stance is perfect leaning forward and slightly menacing.Flash Gordon

Ian Fleming – Goldfinger

A golden bra! enough said!Ian Flemming - Goldfinger

Shakespeare – The Taming of the Shrew

This is my favourite picture, the way the whip is positioned backwards and the chair pointing forward.Shakespeare - The Taming of the Shrew

Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels

A lot of thought went into the placement of people and the relative size of the people in this shot.Gullivers Travels

Dashiell Hammett’s – The Maltese Falcon

What is behind your back Sir?The Maltese Falcon

Sigmund Freud – On Dreams

Tell me everything you dreamt about last night.On Dreams

Bram Stoker – Dracula

Love it, so innocently menacing!Dracula - Bram Stoker

H. G. Wells – The War of the Worlds

The details around the legs is amazing.The War of the World - H G Wells

J.R.R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings

The real movie should have used a ring like this, I am sure the hobbits couldn’t resist…J R R Tolkien

William Shakespeare – The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

I would have preferred to see more knives to make it more accurate.The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

These pictures were fantastic to look at, Thank you Mr Border. Click on the link if you would like to see Creative Lip Art