Spring is Sprung 1 – Wall Sculpture


“Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where da boidies is.” Yes, this bit of nonsense doggerel was my inspiration for this work. And yes, pun intended.

I made this small 10x27x5cm wall sculpture called Spring is Sprung 1 in 2017 at my home studio. It is created entirely from metal springs, mounted on pieces of ply and chipboard, that I found on the streets of Melbourne during my daily walks. It has a wire on the back for hanging.

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, so 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.

It’s your chance to buy a one-of-a-kind, sustainably made hanging wall sculpture as a gift for a friend or family member, or for yourself in your office or study.

Weight 0.5 kg