|Dimensions||4 × 4 × 2 cm|
This 3-dimensional brooch features a city on an angle! I made this one-of-a-kind 4x4x2cm art brooch from a piece of metal – white on the outside, grey on the inside – with a 90 degree bend, rusted screws and a shiny golden sequin, all found on the streets of Melbourne.
Working as NancyDee Sculptures, I normally create larger wall sculptures and 3D sculptures from the wood, metal and tiles I find. Recently, however, I had a chance to think smaller. Through Instagram I met handmade jewellery designer Lynn Powers from New Orleans. She regularly encouraged me to try something ‘jewellery sized’, but I never had.
Then I saw that the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria was holding its annual brooch exhibition, and I entered. Making brooches has been great fun. Five of my pieces were on display in the 2019 Australian National Brooch Show, and now they are available in-store and online through Incube8r Gallery as well.
I am committed to sustainability in designing and creating my brooches. I hope that you enjoy wearing this miniature cityscape as much as I enjoyed making it. I also hope that it reminds you of the 5Rs: refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.