Nancy is a found object assemblage artist and jewellery designer working as an artist-in-residence at River Studios in West Melbourne. She creates brooches, wall sculptures and 3D sculptures from metal, wood, tile and plastic that she gathers from the streets on her daily walks. In the past four years, she has had five solo exhibitions and her works have appeared in more than 30 group exhibitions. She is also the facilitator for the Creativity Cluster group of nine women artists. Her art is inspired by a strong commitment to sustainability through repurposing and upcycling.
This wall sculpture was created from metal, wood and a small plastic dog, all of which I found on the streets of Melbourne. The dog reminded me of Snowy, from an adventure with Tintin in some strange land. Snowy is trotting under the hot, rusted bottle-cap sun, surrounded by desert scenery made of rusted nuts and screws, twisted flattened metal and a metal screen. The work is mounted on the side of a wooden drawer.
This found object assemblage is 17x34x4cm and weighs 0.5kg. This work is sold with either screws and wire ready for hanging, or a stand for displaying on a mantel piece or shelf. Please specify which you prefer. The item can be collected from the North Melbourne area.