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 part of 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 Lovett makes remarkably lifelike sculptures of famous folks, icons and wildlife out of poultry chicken wire.
Here, the father of relativity is lovingly rendered in chicken wire.
Sir Edmund Hillary
What better way to honour the fabled New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and
environmental champion than to recreate his likeness in wire fencing?
Has posed for fashion magazines, recorded hit records and even battled James Bond,
but here she is immortalised in the finest of sturdy barnyard materials for posterity.
Dame Edna Everage
Australian comedian Barry Humphries’ beloved character, Dame Edna Everage.
Perhaps her boa includes some actual chicken feathers.
The fleet-fingered guitar legend finally gets his posthumous due as a chicken wire sculpture.
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.
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.
Depicted during their Sgt. Pepper era,
the Fab Four is captured in all their epauletted, facially hirsute glory.
Having introduced both profound poetry and a keen social conscience to rock n roll
in the 1960s, Bob Dylan gets the Lovett treatment, looking suitably cool and wiry.
Wings of wire!
Who said chicken wire was just for poultry and … ER… celebrity depictions?
Here, Lovett presents a sculpture dubbed, The Eagle.
A clucking masterpiece
Twelve slides in and what’s 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.
Exceptional imagination AND execution!
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