This found object assemblage wall sculpture is called Exotic City of the Orient 2. It is 7x13cm in size and comes with a display stand. I made it from a paint-spattered piece of black laminated ply that I found near a construction site, plus discarded sim cards that I’ve picked up over a couple years.
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 city skylines, 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, or 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.