Silver City at Midnight 1 – Wall sculpture


The ‘moon’ rising above the buildings in the background, perhaps a park, a lake, or a boat on the harbour in the foreground – all a bit mysterious because of the dark. And what is that U-bolt doing hanging there? Can you identify the origins of the city buildings – perhaps even a stapler amongst the found pieces of metal?

This 21x57x6cm cityscape wall sculpture is called Silver City at Midnight 1. I created it from pieces of metal and black laminated boards. All these bits and bobs I found on the streets of Melbourne during my daily walks.

What inspires me

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 nail that suggests a meandering river, rusted sheet metal that transforms into a cloud, 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.

Strong interest in 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 1.7 kg