Rustic Cityscape 2 – Wall sculpture


I found all the components for this wall sculpture, Rusted Cityscape 2, on the streets of Melbourne. It is the second in the Rustic Cityscape series. At this stage, there is no third, as I am still looking for the right sort of weathered board for another one. This work comes with a display stand, and will add a sense of history to a bookshelf or mantelpiece.


This found object assemblage wall sculpture is called Rustic Cityscape 2. It is 14x33cm and comes with a stand to display on bookshelf or desk. I created it from a white ceramic tile, red tile, dilapidated board, rusted bent rod, miscellaneous pieces of rusted metal, and a gold-coloured circle with face. I found all of these bits and bobs, including the tiles, on the streets of Melbourne.


This work has appeared in four exhibitions in Victoria. It was first in the group exhibition, Not Your Usual Canvas, at The Old Auction House in Kyneton in 2019. In 2020 it featured in the group exhibition Rivers Run Free at the Dirty Dozen with artists from River Studios. Later that year, it was in the exhibition De-Construction/Re-Construction with Creativity Cluster, also at the Dirty Dozen.

In 2021, it was part of the Creativity Cluster exhibition From Then to Now at The Reimaginarium in Geelong. This exhibition was part of both Geelong and Melbourne Design Weeks. In 2023 it was exhibited at FOUND:ling Reusery in Geelong as part of the Sustainable Living Festival and in 2024 in Colac as part of the National Sustainability Festival.

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 clouds. A broken tile can become 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, I hope it reminds you of the 5Rs to help our planet: refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.