Birth by Fire

Ian Hope-Simpson

When re-creating life forms in a sculptural piece, the process becomes a very physical experience for Ian Hope-Simpson, trying to accurately capture its unique sense of movement; that feeling of what it is that makes something alive. Design and process are at the heart and soul of each of Hope-Simpson’s works, the play of light on surfaces, the pattern of lines, and the relationship of proportion of the solid material and spaces between them are all considerations.