City on the Dock of the Bay 1
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 cityscape is created from rusted bolts. It is assembled on crossed rods near the hinge for the bay, under a washer for the full moon and nuts for the stars. I found all the materials on the streets of Melbourne, including the weathered, paint-stained veneer on which it is mounted.
This found object assemblage is 30x35cm and weighs 0.8kg. It is unframed with screws and wire attached ready to hang. It can be collected from the North Melbourne area.