Ian Marlow Sculpture
DescriptionIan Marlow is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
His work has always been inspired by nature and natural forms from his earlier work in stone and marble through to his current work (the last 15 years) in stainless steel and glass.
Using steel to interpret, for example, the plant forms allows them to move gently in the breeze, giving those sculptures a life that more static sculptures lack.
The way he takes a material as industrial as stainless steel and makes it organic, transforming into more fluid, natural shapes is in itself exciting, almost magical. There is a bold freshness in the shiny steel that allows the sculptures to sit comfortably in modern, minimalist settings, but they are equally at home in very traditional gardens where they mirror their natural counterparts, reflecting colour from their surroundings to merge with the shades of grey in the steel.
The texturing he applies to the steel makes the surface of the sculptures shimmer playfully in the changing light, adding another dimension to the way they move and interact with the things around them.
Ian is regularly commissioned by public and private clients as well as corporate bodies, and he exhibits widely throughout the year. His studio and sculpture garden are open to visitors but because this is a working studio it is best to arrange visits in advance where possible.
The rush of water, the bubbles, the foaming crest - in one simple sweep of steel (one in a series of wave sculptures)
A ball of pastel blue flowers set among steel leaves
HareThis is one of a series of hare sculptures. This one is on a cantilever steel arch which allows him to move.
Inspired by the wild parsley flowers that line our hedgerows in summer.
WHITE FLOWER HEADS
One of a series of a fallen leaf sculptures
Capturing the grace and agility of the cat in motion.
A smaller version of the fallen leaf as it lands
I designed this to show how sculpture can be used to enhance a garden feature in a subtle, complementary way
NAUTILUSThis perfect form inspired by shells is made as a limited edition of 10 - each hand-built sculpture is signed and numbered..
A simple design that uses a special powder-coating on top of the stainless steel that changes colour as you move around it.
An interesting adaption of planting in a traditional urn - a juxtaposition of classical and modern
A graceful plant inspired sculpture.
UnfoldingA large stainless steel sculpture with central petals powder coated in transparent red.
A tall sculpture commissioned for St Catherine’s School, Bramley.
A private commission for a bee keeper.
A Red Dragon commissioned to fit in and around an apple tree in the clients garden.
A seedhead sculpture in stainless steel
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