Kristine Mays, artist
Formed from hundreds of individual pieces of wire, Kristine Mays has developed a way of expressing the human form through wire.

"My artwork is about time, memory, and the emotions that are stirred when we pause and reflect. The work points to the soul and spirit, transporting the viewer into another place. It's about reconnecting to a deeper purpose - seeing beyond the stuff of the moment, beyond the superficial and into the being -- the soul and spirit of our lives. There are many dichotomies in my work. I transform hard rigid wire into soft flowing movement. I create the outer shell, the exterior of a human being, but provoke you to see what's within. With metal wire I have timelessly captured a fleeting moment that I hope will last for decades. As an artist I am very aware of the impermanence of life. Memories and the way we have loved one another far outweigh our status or possessions -- and yet sometimes a simple dress might trigger a memory from the past, allowing us to visit that which has imprinted our lives."

Kristine Mays has been an exhibiting artist since 1993. She has raised thousands of dollars for AIDS research through the sale of her work. Collectors of her work include an eclectic mix of people, with her work displayed in many Bay Area homes and private collections throughout the USA.