“Wire Man” is an excerpt from Warren Cullar’s Sketchbook (ISBN 0-9747782-0-6) published in 2003.
I found a flattened metal wire
in the middle of the road.
I picked it up and kept it
for my collection of odd shapes.
I laid the wire on a page
Traced around it
A figure appeared
Now, I invite you to join me
In this adventure of creativity
And ask you what you see.
An inner child
A pocketed man escaping down a ladder
Or a man who climbed up to the safety of a
A cat, not a monkey, on his back
Wound up tight or
Thank you for joining me
In a whimsical moment of creativity or for
Indulging your imagination and creating your story.
The elusive butterfly of creativity
Lit for a moment
On the page.
The Wire Challenge
Below is a picture of two rusty pieces of wire. Neither has been altered. Take a photograph of your favorite found object and tell us what you see. Do you see the butterfly and crane? (Hint: best place to find flattened wire pieces is dirt parking lots where big trucks stop). The best found object will receive a print from Warren as a prize.