‘I don’t carve, I don’t model. I fabricate’ says sculptor Richard Deacon

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Rocks, minerals, chains and a toy model of Marge Simpson’s head, are amongst the hundreds of objects in Richard Deacon’s studio from which he draws inspiration. For over four decades, Deacon has used a wide range of material in his sculptures, from wood and polycarbonate, to leather, cloth and ceramics. Bending, shaping, twisting and joining are just a few of the structural manipulations he applies, as he combines organic forms with elements of engineering.

TateShots visited the artist in his studio on the eve of his exhibition at Tate Britain.