Forest for the Trees 1 – Miniature freestanding wall sculpture by NancyDee Sculptures
This is a small 10x9x6cm freestanding wall sculpture that I made in 2017 at my home studio, before I became an artist-in-residence at River Studios in West Melbourne. It is made entirely from wood and metal that I found on the streets of Melbourne during my daily walks.
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.
This 2017 work is available online now at $48. It has been featured in three exhibitions: ‘Cityscapes from City Streets’ at the Melbourne City Library in January 2018; ‘Diminutive’ at The Old Auction House Gallery, Kyneton, in July 2019; and ‘Rivers Run Free’ at the Dirty Dozen with River Studios in February 2020.
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.
In stockCuber: Nancy Dee (Fitzroy)