Fleeting Image

A collaboration with Susie Olczak to create an interactive optical device that was used to view the lighting of King’s College chapel, Cambridge, as art of the E-luminate Festival.

Fleeting Image

A collaboration with Susie Olczak to create an interactive optical device that was used to view the lighting of King’s College chapel, Cambridge, as art of the E-luminate Festival.

The View from Here

The world’s first beachball orrery, a working model of the solar system which includes many different sized, illuminated beach balls, the biggest over a metre across.

The View from Here

The world’s first beachball orrery, a working model of the solar system which includes many different sized, illuminated beach balls, the biggest over a metre across.

The Ectoplasm of Self-Delusion

The Ectoplasm of Self-Delusion addresses many business leaders’ mistaken belief that their success has been the result of just their own capability, ignoring both their advantages and others’ disadvantages. As white middle aged men, they are first amongst unequals. Spouting hubris akin to Sir Alan Duncan’s recent condemnation of those lacking wealth as low achievers, some seek to augment and immortalise themselves by having their likeness captures in bronze busts.

The Ectoplasm of Self-Delusion

The Ectoplasm of Self-Delusion addresses many business leaders’ mistaken belief that their success has been the result of just their own capability, ignoring both their advantages and others’ disadvantages. As white middle aged men, they are first amongst unequals. Spouting hubris akin to Sir Alan Duncan’s recent condemnation of those lacking wealth as low achievers, some seek to augment and immortalise themselves by having their likeness captures in bronze busts.

The Holy See Gets It

The title, The Holy See Gets It, quotes Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s former sex crimes prosecutor, and the work addresses the devastating 2014 report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child into the Vatican’s handling of the clerical sexual abuse of children.

The Holy See Gets It

The title, The Holy See Gets It, quotes Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s former sex crimes prosecutor, and the work addresses the devastating 2014 report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child into the Vatican’s handling of the clerical sexual abuse of children.

Revolver

Revolver began as a creative means of simultaneously constructing and destroying, of casting and melting, a human head. A continuous profile mould inspired by Renato Bertelli’s ‘Head of Mussolini’ was used to produce a wax positive suggestive of a head carved out of a rough block of alabaster or marble.

Revolver

Revolver began as a creative means of simultaneously constructing and destroying, of casting and melting, a human head. A continuous profile mould inspired by Renato Bertelli’s ‘Head of Mussolini’ was used to produce a wax positive suggestive of a head carved out of a rough block of alabaster or marble.

Squeeze

Squeeze is a 42 second stop motion animation which probes the continuing fetishisation of skilfully handmade portraits in spite of their no longer being art.

Squeeze

Squeeze is a 42 second stop motion animation which probes the continuing fetishisation of skilfully handmade portraits in spite of their no longer being art.

Far Right

Inspired by Renato Bertelli’s ‘continuous profile’ portrait of Mussolini, grossly oversized busts of Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders are are at the core of industrial scale spinning tops with an aim to consider the rise of the extreme right across Europe.

Far Right

Inspired by Renato Bertelli’s ‘continuous profile’ portrait of Mussolini, grossly oversized busts of Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders are are at the core of industrial scale spinning tops with an aim to consider the rise of the extreme right across Europe.

Memorial

At more than two metres tall, Memorial is an imposing monument that features a steady ‘waterfall’ of engine oil running across the carved names of known climate change deniers. Prior to being selected by the Global Sustainability Institute, Memorial was rejected by two high profile venues who saw it as too political or too risqué because it named living individuals.

Memorial

At more than two metres tall, Memorial is an imposing monument that features a steady ‘waterfall’ of engine oil running across the carved names of known climate change deniers. Prior to being selected by the Global Sustainability Institute, Memorial was rejected by two high profile venues who saw it as too political or too risqué because it named living individuals.

Revolver 4

Revolver 4 is part of a series of sculptures inspired by the official, continuous profile portrait of Mussolini by Renato Bertelli (1933). It is one of a number of works exploring the politics of power represented by the bust as well as the artist’s fascination with very slow, predictable, kinetic sculpture.

Revolver 4

Revolver 4 is part of a series of sculptures inspired by the official, continuous profile portrait of Mussolini by Renato Bertelli (1933). It is one of a number of works exploring the politics of power represented by the bust as well as the artist’s fascination with very slow, predictable, kinetic sculpture.

Endure

The perceived status attached to portraits and busts as well as people’s fascination with self-commemoration and immortality are a common theme in Ian Wolter’s work.

Endure

The perceived status attached to portraits and busts as well as people’s fascination with self-commemoration and immortality are a common theme in Ian Wolter’s work.