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LONNIE INGRAM

LONNIE INGRAM

Artist Work

Motorcycle Cop Saves Girl
2012
Steel Wire
8x10x6
American Chopper
2012
Steel Wire
6x13x2
The Beach Cruiser
2012
Steel Wire
4x7x2
Mother Belle
2012
Steel Wire
5x5x4
Hungry Goat
2012
Steel Wire
4.5x3x1.5
A Quarterback's Dream
2012
Steel Wire
7x10x6

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

As a child, I created any and everything in a variety of mediums. But my passion has always been wire. I remember taking apart old motors just to get to the copper wire inside. To me, wire is one of the most formless of all mediums. I use 28-gauge galvanized steel wire, among other types, to re-create form, by combining everyday shapes and guiding lines. As I create, I am constantly questioning and analyzing my work, wondering how can I do this better? The answers led me to the creation of "Lonnetrix," my own style of wire sculpture. Lonnetrix Wire Art is a series of connections, bundles and wraps combined to create the design, beauty and strength that is Lonnetrix. With wire and my technique, I can re-create anything imaginable. My wish is to re-introduce that blank slate as a work of art.

Artist Bio

Lonnie Q. Ingram is a wire sculptor, originally from Washington, D. C. and currently residing in Baltimore, MD, where he established his art and design business, Lonnetrix, in 2012. As sole proprietor, he is regarded as an innovator and an inspiration to those who have experienced his work. Mr. Ingram is self-taught and uses wire to re-create form. After years of creating wire sculptures, he created his own style, which he dubbed "Lonnetrix." Lonnetrix, similar to weaving with wire, allows Mr. Ingram to combine everyday shapes and guiding lines to create innovative wire sculptures.