It’s a Toss-up – Unique handmade wall sculpture


Jugglers keeping lots of balls in the air – or as I’ve named it, pun intended: It’s a Toss-up!

This found object assemblage wall sculpture is called It’s a Toss-up. It is 10x10cm and comes with a stand.

I love the piece of metal that morphed into the ‘head’ of the larger figure. Usually a head is suggested by two eyes and a mouth; this head is suggested by two ears and a nose. The other ‘head’ has no features whatsoever, but the two figures comprising heads and metal arms are obviously jugglers with lots of balls in the air.


This work appeared in two exhibitions at the North Melbourne Library – one in conjunction with the River Studios Christmas exhibition and market at the Pavilion in 2021, and the other in conjunction with my solo exhibition, It’s in the Drawer: The Silver Lining, at the Melbourne City Library early in 2022.

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.