This found object assemblage wall sculpture is called Nutted Out 3. It is 19x25cm in size and ready to hang. It is one of my favourite early works from 2017.
This work has appeared in three Melbourne exhibitions. It was in my first solo exhibition, From the Streets of Melbourne, at the City Library in 2018. It was in the group exhibition, Not Your Ordinary Canvas, at The Old Auction House in Kyneton in 2019. Finally, it appeared in the group exhibition at River Studios in 2020.
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, 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.
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.