Organic form - Winter 2018/19
Ian's sculpture is inspired by pattern and structure in nature, focusing on silhouettes, shadows and movement of leaf, branch, light and flame and explores repetition, balance and symmetry.
One of his main sources of inspiration are the patterns formed by tree branches and leaves silhouetted against the sky at different times of the year.
A background in graphic design influences Ian's exploration of form and line. Drawings and photographs are the starting point from which he develops organic, abstract and figurative sculpture. he creates intricate and detailed drawings from which the final artwork is digitally cut into stainless steel, aluminium, copper, reclaimed steel and plywood, transforming the drawn line into a tangible object.