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About Alex Sanson

About Alex Sanson

Alex’s practice started in the early 90’s with a series of small, playful and toy-like sculptures inspired very much by Alexander Calder’s circus.  Since then Alex’s practice has developed to include small scale static and kinetic works, often interactive and activated by touch, and much larger installation art and large scale sculpture for outdoor arts and music festivals.  Many of the larger works are also kinetic, generally mechanically driven, though sometimes hand or wind triggered or operated.

Alex’s primary medium is steel, for its strength, versatility, modesty and because it lends itself to so many different techniques and applications.  Alex also uses other metals, timber, plastics, stone, electrical and mechanical components where appropriate.  Techniques used include fabrication and machining, welding, a little blacksmithing, woodworking etc.  After initial concept development, CAD is used extensively to help fully imagine and plan complex moving 3D structures.

Kids open day at studio

open day for kids at the studio

Please see Alex’s CV, portfolio and pages above for selected works.  More detail and credits for certain works can be found on the Projects page.

Alex is happy to show people through his studio and outdoor sculpture collection by appointment, or to discuss any possible project, commission or site visit. Please call him on 0417 359 245, (international:  +61 417 359 245) or email him at alex@alexsanson.com

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Alex  also maintains a complementary metal work and custom design business.

Trading under the name of Metaform and drawing upon his sculptural aesthetic, Alex designs and makes contemporary gates, lighting and furniture, pergolas, architectural metal work, water features and fountains, trellises and all manner of bespoke items.

Please see his alternate website www.metaform.net.au for more information.

Sustainability and environmental impact

Alex is committed to minimising his practice’s impact on the environment, particularly with regard to climate change.  Both his studio and house are 100% powered by solar (grid connected, averaged through the year). Projects are designed carefully to minimise consumption of new resources and to re-use materials and parts where possible. Very little waste is generated, most of which is steel and easily recycled.  Further opportunities are always being sought and reviewed to offset emissions from his practice.

Photo Credits

All photos by and copyright of Alex Sanson except as marked below:

~ John Sones Photography
* Jeremy Angerson
# Ian Hill
^ James McArdle & Lorena Carrington