About the Artwork

Small Abstract Impressionist Contemporary Steel Table Swirling Djinn Sculptures for indoors or inside the House or Office and Gallery – representing the Elements of Whirling Air like Whirlwinds, Tornadoes or Water Spouts by Philip Melling who captures the Elemental nature of the weather so brilliantly and beautifully every time. He Is interested in discussing custom or commission Variations in Size and Design.

Artist Comment

A Djinn is a spirit of air and fire, described in the Quran as a `scorching wind` and the word originally meant `what is hidden` - a concept which I have tried to capture in it`s form. Developing the sculpture I concentrated on the proccess of using repetitive form of material - flat steel bar, to generate concepts and capture the movement of elemental reactions. This sculpture is made from steel and finished with a beautiful patina I have developed called `Hematite Skin`. I use chemicals that darken the steel whilst using a process that adds subtle colours to give the surface a depth that draws the viewer in. Similar sculptures can be sized to fit any space. All djinn sculptures vary in form to make them unique pieces
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x 31cm
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Djinn X – Hematite Skin

by Philip Melling
x 22cm
x 31cm
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