Mountain City by Moonlight 2 – Found object assemblage wall sculpture


I loved finding the piece of wood that looked like a flat-topped ‘mountain’ – and what better than a bright metal ‘city’ and a full moon to set it off?

This cityscape wall sculpture is called Mountain City by Moonlight 2 . I mounted this work on an almost triangular piece of wood, and then on an Italian tile. Rectangular pieces of metal of various shapes and sizes form the ‘buildings’, which are set along a twisted metal ‘river’, with a metal slug ‘moon’ overhead. All these bits and bobs I found on the streets of Melbourne during my daily walks.

I am a found object assemblage artist and jewellery designer, creating 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 metal strip that suggests a meandering river, a sprocket washer that transforms into the sun, or a broken tile that 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.

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.