Chicken wire Sculptures

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ivan spent his childhood in Africa, England, Wales and Germany. When not outside enjoying the natural environment, Ivan was drawn to all forms of artistic expression, and began drawing birds and African wildlife. As an adult, Ivan worked mostly in construction, but art was always an important partof his life. Ivan would spend all of his spare time learning about art, experimenting and trying to explore each medium to its potential. Ivan exhibited his sculpture and paintings in group exhibitions at the Guildhall Grantham, before emigrating to Australia in 1994. He now lives in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Artist Ivan Lovatt makes remarkably lifelike sculptures of famous folks, icons and wildlife out of poultry chicken wire.

Michael Jackson

Albert Einstein -- Here, the father of relativity is lovingly rendered in chicken wire.

Sir Edmund Hillary -- What better way to honor the fabled New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and environmental champion than to recreate his likeness in wirefencing?

Grace Jones -- Has posed for fashion magazines, recorded hit records and even battled James Bond, but here she is immortalized in the finest of sturdy barnyard materials for posterity.

Dame Edna Everage -- Australian comedian Barry Humphries beloved character, Dame Edna Everidge. Perhaps her boa includes some actual chicken feathers.

Jimi Hendrix -- The fleet-fingered guitar legend finally gets his posthumous due as a chicken wire sculpture.

Mick Jagger -- The mouthpiece of the Rolling Stones may have been knighted in 2003, but you know you've really made your stamp on the world when someone sculpts your face out of chicken wire.

John Lennon -- As one quarter of the Beatles, John Lennon inspired a generation and helped define Rock n roll as we know it. Its fitting, then, that he should be canonized in chicken wire.

The Beatles -- Depicted during their Sgt. Pepper era, the Fab Four is captured in all their epaulette, facially hirsute glory.

Bob Dylan -- Having introduced both profound poetry and a keen social conscience to rock n roll in the 1960s, Bob Dylan gets the Lovatt treatment, looking suitably cool and wiry.

Wings of wire -- Who said chicken wire was just for poultry and celebrity depictions? Here, Lovatt presents a sculpture dubbed, The Eagle.

A clucking masterpiece -- Twelve slides in and whats this? Yes, its a chicken made of chicken wire. Who saw that coming?

A meshy, metallic marsupial -- Here, Lovatt creates a cuddly koala, clinging tenaciously to a tree.