The girl in the tire swing is swaying above North Avenue, sneakers pointing to a traffic light.

A block away, the Natty Boh guy and the Utz girl speed away on their wedding day, cans trailing behind their car.

And then there's Cupid, aiming an arrow at the street. Above him float the words, "I loved more."

The works of artist Reed Bmore look like line drawings come to life.

The 22-year-old shapes sculptures from metal wire, then hangs them on light poles and traffic light cables.

The works are witty and smart, Calder meets Banksy. They are easy to miss, and thrilling to find hanging high above the street. An online gallery of his work was viewed more than 120,000 times in the first five days after he posted it last week.

The artist, who graduated in May from the Maryland Institute College of Art, says he is just getting started.

"I want to fill up Station North to the point where, when you stop, you can't help but see one of my works," he says. "Then I want to work my way around Baltimore."

His given name is Jon Struse, but friends call him J. As an artist, he is known as Reed Bmore, words he works into most of his sculptures.

"It's a kind of a metal watermark," he says.

The Baltimore artist known as Nether says Reed's work is unique among street artists — those who place their works in public places.

"When you can figure out something that no one else is doing, that's the best way to keep yourself fresh and interesting," says Nether, a friend of Reed's.

In his studio in Station North's CopyCat Building, Reed shapes his working name from a length of wire. His hands work a pair of needle-nosed pliers with the speed and assurance of a line cook peeling vegetables.

Coils of metal, threads of tobacco and crumpled McDonald's bags are scattered across a paint-streaked plywood table in the studio, which he shares with a few other artists. Another artist's draft of a pop art mural covers one wall. Boxes of spray paint cans are stacked around the room.

Reed has shaggy black hair that he tucks under a striped-brimmed Knicks cap. As he putters around his studio, he wears a pineapple print tank top, smudged khaki shorts and black socks pulled up to his knees. He is earnest and friendly and charmingly polite.

He has long been fascinated by form and line. He was preoccupied by Legos as a child. When he was a teenager, his father let him spray paint graffiti onto the walls of his bedroom.

Reed started making wire sculptures while a student at Broadneck High School in Annapolis. He has experimented with many other media but finds wire sculpture most intriguing. He studied neon signs to learn how to craft forms from wire.

"Wire is the closest thing to drawing in three dimensions," he says.

At MICA, Reed majored in environmental design, focusing on architecture and product design. He'd like to start a design firm but still spend half his time sculpting.

"He's a real artist, but he's a problem solver, a troubleshooter," says Nether, who was born Justin Nethercut. "He's really good at building things, fixing things."