Working predominantly in metals, Melling creates an eclectic range of sculpture and contemporary furniture. Highly aesthetic in nature, much of his work is curvaceous and tactile, but with a coarseness that is lent from working with bare steel. Both figurative and abstract hi style is always in context with its environment.
Since 2003 Philip has been working on his own commissions and large-scale pieces, which have included artworks made from steel, stainless steel, resin and wood.
The Elements Collection is based on the study of natural elements such as, water, air, fire, earth and their linked phenomena, the reactions derived from their encounter. Here Melling approaches the possibilities given from the continuative and repeated use of metal rings, juxtaposed and modelled to exemplify movement’s forms and the natural elements combination, resulting in fluid lightness.