Ean Dawbarn Sculpture
About Ean Dawbarn
Exploring the relationship between humankind and nature, the unique creations of Ean Dawbarn live long in the memory. Crafted with immense skill from reclaimed metals, each original Dawbarn sculpture captures the beauty of its subject with discarded industrial materials.
Ean graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (University of Dundee) in 1995. Exploring his creativity, he went on to acquire an impressive array of technical skills which enabled him to establish his own product design company. But in 2015, he returned to sculpting and the results have been dazzling. Dawbarn's thought-provoking approach showcases both natural mortality and industrial progression.
It is impossible not to admire the amazing detail of Ean Dawbarn's sculpture. Every aspect of his beautiful bird sculptures is recreated in mixed metals, from the muscle tissue to the facial features. The birds are in flight as if alive and yet are fashioned from the by-products of mechanisation. There's striking fluidity to every piece and each explores the awkward synergy between human achievement and the natural world.
Using copper and brass collected from recycling services, scrap metal dealers and donations, Ean Dawbarn crafts each sculpture with incredible attention to detail. Boasting wonderful textures and a variety of finishes, the sculptures are hand-painted.
Ean has evolved his own genre which defies classification. Always talking points and completely fascinating, Dawbarn sculptures embrace every aspect of the world we live in. Ean Dawbarn's collection is where artistic talent, imagination, engineering and nature collide.