City on an Angle 1 – Handmade Brooch


Wear a miniature city on your lapel! This one is set on a 90 degree angle, which will make viewers do a quick double-take. This truly is a unique gift from the city of Melbourne, with components all found on the streets of Melbourne.

I created this miniature cityscape on a 90 degree angle from a piece of grey metal, rusted screws and a gold sequin that I found on the streets of Melbourne. I normally create wall sculptures and 3D sculptures from the wood, metal and tiles I find. Recently, however, I had a chance to think smaller.

Through Instagram I met handmade jewellery designer Lynn Powers from New Orleans. She regularly encouraged me to try something ‘jewellery sized’, but I never had. Then I saw that the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria was holding its annual Australian National Brooch Show.

I hunted through my collection of trash looking for smooth backing pieces and tiny pieces of metal. I bought a packed of brooch clips, then started experimenting.

Making brooches is great fun. My pieces have been on display at several of the Australian National Brooch Shows. They are always available at Incube8r Gallery in  Fitzroy and their online shop, and at Dimora Designs at Fyansford Paper Mill in Geelong.

Weight 0.02 kg
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 2 cm