Moon Halo over Silver City – Handmade wall sculpture


A knot in a piece of wood reminded me of a moon halo, which I created with the addition of a battery for the moon. What better place to shine than over Silver City, created from odd bits of rectangular pieces of metal, found on the streets of Melbourne.

This small 4x9x5cm wall sculpture is a cityscape called Moon Halo over Silver City. It is freestanding, and can sit happily on a bookshelf or desk, or even in a workshop.

I created it from miscellaneous rectangular pieces of metal and a rusted battery ‘moon’. The resulting ‘city skyline’ resides on a board with natural flaws, varnished on three sides. All of these bits and bobs I found on the streets of Melbourne during my daily walks.

Found object assemblage artist

Working as NancyDee Sculptures, I am a found object assemblage artist and jewellery designer. I love creating wall sculptures, 3D sculptures, brooches and art magnets. I limit my raw materials to the metal, wood, tiles and plastic 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 may suggest a meandering river. Rusted sheet metal sometimes transforms into a cloud. A broken tile can be a mountain. In Moon Halo over Silver City, a natural knot in the wood became a moon halo.

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.

Committed to sustainability

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

Weight 0.1 kg