A new exciting exhibition has started at Urban Upholstery! Till the end of September 2010 we will showcase a selection of unique and reclaimed steel sculptures by Secondnature. Their contemporary wall and garden pieces are inspired by natural forms focusing on silhouettes, shadows and movement of leaf, branch and light.
Secondanature is a creative partnership between graphic designer Ian Turnock and fine artist Susan Laughton. They cross the boundaries of art and design to create innovative and distinctive abstract sculpture.
Their unconventional approach combines a graphic designers' eye for line and pattern with a fine artists feel for materials and texture. Traditional and digital drawings and photographs are used as starting point.
Elements of chance and play are then used to digitally create organic shapes. These are refined, developed
and then water jet cut into the metal thus transforming the drawn line into a tangible object.
They work with stainless steel, aluminium, copper and reclaimed mild steel, using traditional and modern
finishing techniques to industrial polishing.