I discovered the simplicity of paying homage to Samo © graffiti in wire. Basquiat’s contemporary, Keith Haring, sometimes painted images of a radiant crawling infant on blackened subway ads. (a.k.a Atomic Baby).
I don’t usually show you the failures, but today’s evolution was inspiring and clear. The “Radiant Manatee” in the middle grey steel wire was just too thick to render an icon at finger scale. Next was a 1 mm brass rod (left) and then a 1/2 mm brass wire (right). Let me know which is your favorite.