Chris Moss creates sculptures of beasts and birds in order to understand them better. Time spent watching animals gives her an understanding of their framework and architecture as well as how they interact with each other. Her curiosity is linked to their movement and how this can be recreated. She finds that drawing focuses her observations allowing the natural extension into wire sculpture.
With the use of new and reclaimed materials, sourced from various suppliers of functional wire and metal products or fragments found on walks and forays Chris experiments with the balance between these materials, so that a work, as well as saying something about its subject, is still about the materials it’s made from and reveals aspects of the drawing and re-drawing process.