Loop III – weathered steel garden sculpture

Steel Floor or Garden Sculpture – representing a continuous flow of Energy

Developing the sculpture I concentrated on the process of using repetitive form of material – flat steel bar, to generate concepts and capture the movement of elemental reactions.


I have paid special attention to the surface finish of this version. It was shot-blasted then oxidized with layerings of salts and water over a week, before being sealed with lacquer. The result is a unique finish not unlike polished wood.

All my sculptures are hand made, each Loop sculpture has been made to be unique. They differ in size, shape and in the finish of the steel.

I am happy to make similar sculptures, sized and finished to suite your space.A stunning statement piece for any home or office

A large stunning statement piece for any home or office


This garden sculpture comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist

Product Reference No: A-13357

Additional information

Weight 54 kg
Dimensions 160 x 20 x 167 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Philip Melling

Working predominantly in metals, I create an eclectic range of sculpture and contemporary furniture. Highly aesthetic in nature, you will find much of my work curvaceous and tactile, but with a coarseness that is lent from working with bare steel. My style ranges from figurative to abstract and is always in context with its environment. In 2002 I graduated from Cambewell College of Arts in Metalwork & Silversmithing, and had experience assisting in the production and installation of major artworks across the country since 2001. Since 2003 I have been working on my own commissions and large-scale pieces, which have included artworks made from steel, stainless steel, resin and wood.   My current collection ‘Elements’ focuses on Earth, Air, Water and Fire, and describes the reaction of when those elements meet. Developing the collection I concentrated on the proccess of using repetitive form of material - curved steel flatbar, to generate concepts and capture the movement of elemental reactions. The forms are designed to work as sculptures for the home, office and garden, as well as to larger scale installations for private or public spaces.   My inspiration mostly comes from the materials I use, through experimentation and development of shape. I often work in linear forms, which are dictated by the capability of the tools I use, and what I can achieve with them. The form is of primary importance, but I also experiment with surface texture and finish - I sometimes spend weeks weathering steel with salts and water until I achieve the layers of oxidization I am looking for.

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