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No Loose Screws 4 – Hanging wall sculpture

$71.00 $50.00

No Loose Screws 4 is your chance to buy a one-of-a-kind, sustainably made wall sculpture as a gift for a friend or family member – or for yourself in your office or study. Not to mention that it’s an ideal artwork for a men’s shed! This work was exhibited at ‘Grand Designs’ in the 2018 North and West Melbourne Spring Fling Festival.

No Loose Screws 4 is a hanging wall sculpture, 20x15x4cm, that I made in 2017 at my home studio. This was before I became an artist-in-residence at River Studios in West Melbourne. It is made entirely from wood, tile and screws that I found on the streets of Melbourne during my daily walks.

Although I created some representational works that year, the majority were more abstract or geometrical. They often juxtaposed different types of found objects, such as nuts and bobby pins, or cream chargers and hair clips.

My palette during this time was essentially silver-coloured, rust-coloured, wood grain and black. That meant I was fascinated with the subtle range of variations in scratches, patina and sheen of the objects I found. Many of the metal pieces had turned a fine shade of rust from months or years on the street before I ‘rescued’ them. This included several of the screws in this work.

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.