Ian Turnock produces sculpture inspired by patterns and symmetry in nature. One of his main sources of inspiration are the silhouettes formed against the sky by tree foliage at different times of the year.
The spaces between the branches and leaves are just as important. A concept known in Japanese gardens as ‘Ma’, and is akin to the silences between the notes in music. Sometimes it is the gaps I am looking for just as much as the leaves themselves.
Ian Turnock has a background in graphic design which influences his exploration of form and line. Drawings and photographs are the starting point from which he develops organic, abstract and figurative sculpture.
Ian creates intricate and detailed drawings from which the final artwork is digitally cut. The designs can be cut in stainless steel, corten, aluminium, copper, reclaimed steel and plywood. This transforms the drawn line into a tangible object.
- Gallery 57 – Arundel
- Affordable Art Fair
- The Courts Garden, National Trust Wiltshire
- Surface Gallery – Nottingham
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Brackenbury Square – London
- The Congleton Partnership
- Cunard – Queen Mary II
- Private Clients in Dubai, Switzerland, California, Chicago, Cheshire, London etc…etc
- Sculpture – Metal-Fabricated
I create intricate and detailed drawings from which the final artwork is digitally cut into stainless steel, corten, aluminium, copper, reclaimed steel and plywood, transforming the drawn line into a tangible object.