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    Lionel Bawden: Pattern Spill

Lionel Bawden's sculptures are inspired by Islamic art, Brancusi and...sea sponges?

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Whether you see these bulging sculptures as a melted Turkish restaurant or as objects deposited on Earth by UFOs, or as something else entirely, you can’t argue they’re not intriguing. Lionel Bawden creates these melting blobs inspired by natural curiostities such as stalagmites and, lava and sea sponges. The Sydney-based sculptor also draws recognisable influences from Islamic art and the work of much-loved sculptor Brancusi to make these spectacular, melting creatures.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.