Rowan Merch is a textiles based sculptor that has used leather amongst other materials to create installations.
“Rowan Mersh is a textile based sculptor who explores form and fuses concept with technique, emphasizing experimentation as the focus of his practice. A celebrated graduate of the Royal College of Art, Mersh has developed a unique aesthetic, which is at once obvious upon encounter of his various sculptural forms, whether it be textiles, sculpture or any other experimental agenda in which he embarks.”
The images above demonstrate how leather can be manipulated simply to create interesting forms and textures. Experimentation with the leather will drive my work forward but I hope to take inspiration from Merch’s work. I admire the way his works look like lifeforms and although they are on a flat surface there is an element of movement to them.