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City Siloed – Found object wall sculpture

$125.00

I found all the components for City Siloed – paint-spattered veneer, abandoned fridge shelf, pieces of metal – on the streets of Melbourne. I created it just before the Covid outbreak; little did I know how siloed we would soon all be. This work proved prescient and was featured in the exhibition ‘Home’ at the House Conspiracy Gallery in Brisbane in December 2020. I went to the launch, my first escape from the second wave of Covid lockdown in Melbourne.

 

The name of this 30x38cm found object assemblage wall sculpture is City Siloed. I created it from a materials I found on the streets of Melbourne. They included a paint-spattered piece of veneer, fridge rack, pieces of metal and wood, and a washer.

I found the veneer in the carpark on the corner of Victoria and Errol streets in North Melbourne. I’m less certain of the provenance of the fridge rack.

Exhibitions

This work was in the exhibition Not Your Usual Canvas at the Old Auction House in Kyneton in 2019. It  also featured in the exhibition Home at the House Conspiracy gallery in Brisbane in 2020.

My inspiration

Working as a found object assemblage artist and jewellery designer, I create wall sculptures, 3D sculptures and brooches. I limit my ‘raw materials’ to the metal, wood, tiles and plastic that I gather from streets and skips.

Many of my works are inspired by the Melbourne skyline, especially at sunrise and sunset. Often I try to incorporate ‘natural features’. A bent nail can suggest a meandering river. Rusted sheet metal transforms into a cloud. A broken tile becomes a mountain.

My more abstract works are stimulated by the found objects themselves, which I often place in juxtaposition. At other times, I emphasise their rusted, scratched or variegated surfaces.

Sustainable art

My art is inspired by a strong interest in sustainability through repurposing and upcycling. My hope is that this artwork makes you smile. At the same time, may it remind you of the 5Rs to help our planet: refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.

Weight 0.6 kg