Ian Turnock

'Copper Beech' corten weathering steel sculpture
Sculptor: Ian Turnock
Location: Congleton
Brief Biography: My sculpture is inspired by pattern, structure and symmetry in nature. One of my main sources of inspiration are the silhouettes formed against the sky by trees at different times of the year. The spaces between the branches and leaves are just as important, an aesthetic concept known in Japanese culture as ‘Ma’ which is akin to the silences between the notes in music. Often it is the empty spaces and gaps and their relationship to the tree I am looking for just as much as the leaves and branches themselves. These spaces are an invisible energy that give shape to the whole.
About My Work:

My background in graphic design influences my exploration of form and line. Drawings and photographs are the starting point from which I develop organic, abstract and figurative sculpture. I create intricate drawings from which the final artwork is digitally cut into stainless steel, corten weathering steel, aluminium, copper and plywood, transforming the drawn line into a tangible object.

Sculpture Title: Copper Beech
Edition: 2 of a possible 5
Material: Corten weathering steel
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 100 x 100 x 40cm
Weight (kg): 22Kg
Price: £2600
Sculpture Title: Ostara
Edition: 1 of a possible 5
Material: Stainless Steel
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 80 x 70 x 45cm
Weight (kg): 14Kg
Price: £985
Sculpture Title: Sprite II
Edition: 1 of a possible 5
Material: Stainless Steel
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 80 x 70 x 45cm
Weight (kg): 14Kg
Price: £985
Sculpture Title: Hedgerow
Edition: 1 of a possible 5
Material: Waxed Corten weathering steel
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 75 x 75 x 1.5cm
Weight (kg): 5.1Kg
Price: £1395
  • 'Hedgerow' waxed orten weathering steel wall sculpture
  • 'Sprite II' satin finished stainless steel sculpture
  • 'Ostara' satin finished stainless steel sculpture