IAN TURNOCK

contemporary sculpture inspired by nature

ABOUT

My sculpture is inspired by simple and complex patterns and structures in nature. Currently my main sources of inspiration are the silhouettes trees form against the sky at different times of the year. Often it is the empty spaces and gaps I am looking for just as much as the leaves and branches themselves, an aesthetic concept known in Japanese culture as ‘Ma’ which is akin to the silences between the notes in music. The Japanese also have a poetic word for the dappled light trees create: ’Komorebi’.

 

"A wood is essentially a field of light overgrown by trees. It is not the trees themselves that make a wood,

but the shape and disposition of the remaining light, of the sky that descends between the trees.”

from The Peregrine or The Hill of Summer by nature writer J.A. Baker

 

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.

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I work to commission, for public, private and corporate clients and collectors, creating free standing and wall sculpture for interior and exterior spaces. I offer a bespoke service to art consultants, interior designers, architects and garden designers. If you have a digital photo I can produce a mock-up to scale so you can see exactly how it will look on your wall  - a virtual 'try before you buy'.

2021

 

Private client, Amsterdam

1.5 metre corten steel wall sculpture

 

Nobu Hotel, London

A 90cm bronzed wall sculpture

 

Private client, Como, Italy

1 metre corten steel wall sculpture

 

2020

 

Carlton Tower Jumeirah Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge 2 x 120cm wall sculptures with aged bronze finish

 

Private client, South of France

1.5 metre Corten steel wall sculpture

 

Private client, Sussex

1 metre powder coated sculpture

 

2019

 

Private client, The Cotswolds

1 metre stainless steel sculpture

 

La Reserva Golf Club, Andalucía, Spain

corten weathering steel sculpture

 

Condominium in Arizona

6 corten weathering steel wall sculptures

 

2018

 

Private client, Dubai

2 x 1.22 metre plywood sculptures

 

Private client, Switzerland

patinated copper wall sculpture

 

Private client, California, USA

2 framed sculptures

 

Norwegian Cruise Line

5 wall sculptures for their new ship Norwegian Bliss

2017

 

Private Apartment Building, London

1.25 metre stainless steel wall sculpture

 

Private client, Wimbledon, London

3 stainless steel garden wall sculptures

 

Norwegian Cruise Line

3 wall sculptures for their new ship Norwegian Joy

 

Private client, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire

1 corten steel wall sculpture

 

Private client, Chicago, USA

1 powder coated steel wall sculpture

 

2016

 

Commemorative Sculptural Seat

commissioned by The Congleton Partnership

 

Brackenbury Grove Gate Artwork

commissioned by One Housing Group

 

Cunard Queen Mary 2

11 wall sculptures for the remastered Princess Grill Restaurant

 

Brackenbury Square

3 wall mounted sculptures commissioned by Notting Hill Housing

 

Norwegian Cruise Line

4 wall sculptures for their new ship Norwegian Escape

 

2015

 

Hotel, Algeria

2 framed woodcuts

 

Tudor Capital Europe, London

1 stainless steel wall sculpture

 

Hotel, Bahrain

1 stainless steel wall sculpture

2014

 

Private client, Saudi Arabia

2 aluminium sculptures

 

Private client, London

1 copper garden sculpture

 

2013

 

The Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury

Wall sculpture commissioned by Artscape: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

Private client, London

2 stainless steel garden sculptures

 

2012

 

The Alpina Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland

52 weathered steel sculptures for a new luxury boutique hotel

 

Private residence, Paris

10 steel wall sculptures

 

Private client, York

stainless steel decorative fire screen

 

Private client, London

2 weathered steel wall sculptures

 

2010

 

P&O Azura Cruise Liner

2 curved stainless steel wall sculptures

 

2008

 

EDF Energy, Head Office, London

2 reclaimed steel wall sculptures

 

Candy & Candy Interiors

aluminium wall sculpture

 

Restaurant, Finland

aluminium wall sculpture

“Many thanks for bringing a creative light

into our corporate environment.”

Dena Fakhro, Low Carbon Products, EDF Energy

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