Each material holds a form differently than another. Wire and metal are technically the same material, but why do they react so differently to being manipulated? Working with 22 gauge sheet metal is nothing like using 22 gauge wire. They don’t hold right angles the same or provide the same amount of stability and structure. Making a cube out of sheet metal is easier in a sense because each piece that is cut out will hold its shape. Bending sheet metal is much harder to do compared to bending a wire. After working with wire to suggest a 6 inch cube, I’ve discovered just how frustrating it is. Wire doesn’t hold a straight line perfectly or a right angle. After trying to bend wire into a perfect angle or even replicate the same angle multiple times, I’ve gained a better understanding of characteristics of wire and when it is and isn’t the ideal material for a design.