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Living Goddess

Watercolor painted stone mounted on finished walnut, 10.5" x 13"

Dragonfly Fly

Coated copper wire, 4" x 6"x 5"

Bike of Many Nations

Silver, gold, bronze, steel and coated copper wire, 11” x 4.5” x 2.5”

Timeless Care

Steel and coated copper wire, 5" x 6" x 5"

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About Lonnie

Baltimore City

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Lonnie Q. Ingram was born in Washington, D.C. He moved to Baltimore in 2007, where he established his art and design business, Lonnetrix Fine Wire Art. Self-taught, he created a new style of wire sculpture at the age of 6, using twisty ties. Educated at The Corcoran, Duke Ellington and Howard University, Mr. Ingram embraced his artistic education, intent on sharing his gift with the world. Inspired by the work of Alexander Calder, he uses his technique and 28-gauge wire to create innovative... more

Living Goddess

Watercolor painted stone mounted on finished walnut, 10.5"x13"

Inspired by museum exhibits. I created an aged-looking sarcophagus mask and paired with a framed description, along with a gold tag detailing the queen's reign and a picture of the queen, herself. It reminds me of a piece that could be found in an excavation of Egyptian royal tombs.

Lonnie Q. Ingram
Artist Statement

My passion has always been wire. To me, wire is form incarnate. Starting with wire as thin as sewing thread and what I often hear are the patience of Job, because it can take up to a week to complete a project, I create 1-12-inch-high miniature works of art. I use individual and sometimes, combined lines of wire to give my work depth and weight. While creating, I feel as if I'm drawing in mid-air. As if my hands were the assembly line at a factory, I patiently work and develop the wire into not so much art, but the subject matter, itself. Using my self-taught technique, I can create a simple monkey hanging in a tree to the most elaborate of cityscapes. Folks often wonder how I know when I'm done. Well, I am the first to view all my new works. So, when I can no longer recognize my medium as wire, I know the project is complete.

Bike of Many Nations

Silver, gold, bronze, steel and coated copper wire, 11” x 4.5” x 2.5”

Motorcycle created to represent unity, freedom and peace. A unique piece comprised of variously colored pieces of wire. Each color was carefully selected to represent our vast global diversity. Each wire color can come together to make this beautiful motorcycle, so why can’t we, as a diverse group of people, come together and create something beautiful!

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Lonnie Q. Ingram
Artist Statement

My passion has always been wire. To me, wire is form incarnate. Starting with wire as thin as sewing thread and what I often hear are the patience of Job, because it can take up to a week to complete a project, I create 1-12-inch-high miniature works of art. I use individual and sometimes, combined lines of wire to give my work depth and weight. While creating, I feel as if I'm drawing in mid-air. As if my hands were the assembly line at a factory, I patiently work and develop the wire into not so much art, but the subject matter, itself. Using my self-taught technique, I can create a simple monkey hanging in a tree to the most elaborate of cityscapes. Folks often wonder how I know when I'm done. Well, I am the first to view all my new works. So, when I can no longer recognize my medium as wire, I know the project is complete.

Our Faithful Protectors

Steel wire mounted on acrylic painted wood, 12" x 10" x 12"

I created this piece to honor all of the brave police men and women who risk their lives in the line of duty everyday. The piece depicts a motorcycle police officer holding a young girl he's recently rescued and is returning to safety.

Lonnie Q. Ingram
Artist Statement

My passion has always been wire. To me, wire is form incarnate. Starting with wire as thin as sewing thread and what I often hear are the patience of Job, because it can take up to a week to complete a project, I create 1-12-inch-high miniature works of art. I use individual and sometimes, combined lines of wire to give my work depth and weight. While creating, I feel as if I'm drawing in mid-air. As if my hands were the assembly line at a factory, I patiently work and develop the wire into not so much art, but the subject matter, itself. Using my self-taught technique, I can create a simple monkey hanging in a tree to the most elaborate of cityscapes. Folks often wonder how I know when I'm done. Well, I am the first to view all my new works. So, when I can no longer recognize my medium as wire, I know the project is complete.

  • The Outcome

    Medium: Steel wire, Style: Lonnetrix, Dimensions: 12" x 10" x 12", Setting: Any Town, USA

To Family

Steel and coated copper wire, 5" x 6" x 5"

The world needs a sense of unity and togetherness. Family represents that unity well. Be it by bloodline or not, family is and always will be there for you when you're down, lift you up when you're hurt and be a shoulder to cry on, when you need one.

Timeless Care: Grandmother seated in a rocking chair; rocking her grandchild, while knitting. Baby depicted in carriage is baby "Mother Belle" is holding.

Mother Belle: I created this piece to represent a mother's love. Mother Belle depicts a young mother holding her baby. The baby is also depicted in the carriage in "Timeless Care." I strove to capture her love, her youth and her beauty in this piece.

Lonnie Q. Ingram
Artist Statement

My passion has always been wire. To me, wire is form incarnate. Starting with wire as thin as sewing thread and what I often hear are the patience of Job, because it can take up to a week to complete a project, I create 1-12-inch-high miniature works of art. I use individual and sometimes, combined lines of wire to give my work depth and weight. While creating, I feel as if I'm drawing in mid-air. As if my hands were the assembly line at a factory, I patiently work and develop the wire into not so much art, but the subject matter, itself. Using my self-taught technique, I can create a simple monkey hanging in a tree to the most elaborate of cityscapes. Folks often wonder how I know when I'm done. Well, I am the first to view all my new works. So, when I can no longer recognize my medium as wire, I know the project is complete.

  • Timeless Care

    Medium: Steel and coated copper wire, Style: Lonnetrix, Dimensions: 5" x 6" x 5"
  • Timeless Care

    Medium: Steel and coated copper wire, Style: Lonnetrix, Dimensions: 5" x 6" x 5"
  • Timeless Care

    Medium: Steel and coated copper wire, Style: Lonnetrix, Dimensions: 5" x 6" x 5"
  • Timeless Care

    Medium: Steel and coated copper wire, Style: Lonnetrix, Dimensions: 5" x 6" x 5"
  • Mother Belle

    Medium: Steel and coated copper wire Style: Lonnetrix Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 5"
  • Mother Belle

    Medium: Steel and coated copper wire Style: Lonnetrix Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 5"
  • Mother Belle

    Medium: Steel and coated copper wire Style: Lonnetrix Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 5"
  • Mother Belle

    Medium: Steel and coated copper wire Style: Lonnetrix Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 5"

Harmony with Nature

Coated copper wire, 4" x 6"x 5"

I create art to see people smile. I strive for a realistic approach to life. In this form, people appreciate the contours, the diversity, the beauty that is Lonnetrix. We all inhabit this planet. Plants breathe carbon dioxide. Humans exhale it. We breathe oxygen. Plants exhale it. We need to embrace the creatures of this world. We could not have one without the other. We all share one planet and should be able to live together in peace, harmony and unity.

Lonnie Q. Ingram
Artist Statement

My passion has always been wire. To me, wire is form incarnate. Starting with wire as thin as sewing thread and what I often hear are the patience of Job, because it can take up to a week to complete a project, I create 1-12-inch-high miniature works of art. I use individual and sometimes, combined lines of wire to give my work depth and weight. While creating, I feel as if I'm drawing in mid-air. As if my hands were the assembly line at a factory, I patiently work and develop the wire into not so much art, but the subject matter, itself. Using my self-taught technique, I can create a simple monkey hanging in a tree to the most elaborate of cityscapes. Folks often wonder how I know when I'm done. Well, I am the first to view all my new works. So, when I can no longer recognize my medium as wire, I know the project is complete.

Ever-Growing Light

Coated copper wire, marble, 4.5” x 4” x 7.5”

Beauty meets function. Functional “Tiffany-style” battery operated lamp. I wired this piece with the copper I used to make it. Powered by a watch battery that is easily removeable. Just push the branch up or down to turn lamp on or off. Mounted on marble base.

Lonnie Q. Ingram
Artist Statement

My passion has always been wire. To me, wire is form incarnate. Starting with wire as thin as sewing thread and what I often hear are the patience of Job, because it can take up to a week to complete a project, I create 1-12-inch-high miniature works of art. I use individual and sometimes, combined lines of wire to give my work depth and weight. While creating, I feel as if I'm drawing in mid-air. As if my hands were the assembly line at a factory, I patiently work and develop the wire into not so much art, but the subject matter, itself. Using my self-taught technique, I can create a simple monkey hanging in a tree to the most elaborate of cityscapes. Folks often wonder how I know when I'm done. Well, I am the first to view all my new works. So, when I can no longer recognize my medium as wire, I know the project is complete.

  • Ever-Growing Light

    Medium: Coated copper wire Style: Lonnetrix Dimensions: 4.5” x 4” x 7.5”
  • Ever-Growing Light

    Medium: Coated copper wire Style: Lonnetrix Dimensions: 4.5” x 4” x 7.5”

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