Our Fan Friday Feature is Alec Ward! Here's his story...

I'm a 20 year old Sophomore art major at the University of Arkansas. I grew up in Fayetteville and absolutely love the atmosphere and lifestyle that surrounds the city. There's something special about this town and I would need a longer blurb to explain, but for now, I'll leave it at that.

I've been creating and exploring art since I was little, but I really started making my own work about 5 years ago. Most of my work focuses on drawing and painting with acrylics, but I'm always open for a challenge. This sculpture was actually my first time to work with any kind of wire and was an assignment for a studio class last semester. The sculpture took about 3 weeks to create with multiple wire size sand over 400 ft of wire is included.

I focused on the idea of making something that you could literally hold in your hand, was to scale of the original object, and explained who I was. I always have my Chacos on, so they became the muse (If you will) during the project. I love my pair of Chacos and always have them on when I can. Whether I'm hiking, playing Ultimate frisbee or I'm just hanging around Fayetteville, they are my shoe of choice, just as it is for many Fayetteville natives.


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