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Profile image of Philip MellingPhilip Melling is working predominantly in metals, Philip creates an eclectic range of sculpture and contemporary furniture.
His style ranges from figurative to abstract, often curvaceous and tactile, but with a coarseness that is lent from working with bare steel.
The current collection `Elements` focuses on Earth, Air, Water and Fire, and describes the reaction of when those elements meet.

Developing the collection Melling concentrated on the process of using repetitive form of material - flat steel bar, to generate concepts and capture the...

Sculpture: 'Weldvessel (Scale) - Contemporary Metal Vase'
by Philip Melling

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Steel & Resin Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines sculpture by sculptor Philip Melling titled: 'Weldvessel (Scale) - Contemporary Metal Vase'
Steel & Resin Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines sculpture by sculptor Philip Melling titled: 'Weldvessel (Scale) - Contemporary Metal Vase' - Artwork View 1
Sculpture description:
Steel vase coated with resin on the inside.

The surface has been textured with welding techniques, then satin polished. The textured pattern is reminiscent of a petrified surface or scaled animal skin, the polished scales contrasting with the dark oxide layer of the surface around them.
The resin makes it suitable for holding water, but weldvessels can also be displayed as art objects and look wonderful in small groups.

Contemporary Abstract Steel Table Vase Sculptures for indoors or inside the House or Office and Gallery- representing the Movement of Elements including animal scales rising up through it`s tubular form, by Philip Melling who captures the Nature of Elements so Brilliantly and Beautifully every time.He Is interested in discussing Custom or Commission Variations in Size and Design.
Artist's comments:
Weldvessels are designed as sculptural art objects, that look beautiful standing alone or in small clusters. They can also be used as vases to hold flowers, or vessels to hold other items.

Weldvessels are hand made, with no two being exactly the same.
Dimensions/size: 30 x 6 x 6 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 11 4/5 in x 2 1/3 in x 2 1/3 in
Edition: -
Medium: Steel and resin
Sculptor: Philip Melling [sculptor profile]
Price: £

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Availability: No, artwork probably sold out
Category: Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues
Tubular Abstract Contemporary Post Modern Steel or Aluminium / Statues or Sculpture
Stainless Steel Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture
Column Pillar Columnar Stele sculpture statue statuary
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Weight: 1 Kg / 2.2 lb
Title: Weldvessel (Scale) - Contemporary Metal Vase
Finish: Polished and lacquered
Recommended Usage: Indoors only (finish and/or material and/or size may be unsuitable for the garden)
Year: 2012
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Steel & Resin Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines sculpture by sculptor Philip Melling titled: 'Weldvessel (Scale) - Contemporary Metal Vase' - Artwork View 1

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