Rocks, minerals, chains and a toy model of Marge Simpson’s head, are among 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 in th lead up to his exhibition at Tate Britain in 2014.