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Ring of Fire – Brooch by NancyDee Sculptures


This unusual brooch changes colour depending on your viewing angle! I made this one-of-a-kind 3x4cm art brooch from a cut square of sheet metal, a piece of reflective plastic and a squished circular metal lid with no centre, all found on the streets of Melbourne. As I created it, the flashes from the reflective plastic reminded me of Johnny Cash’s song ‘Ring of Fire’; hence the name.

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 Allison 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 my brooches are available in-store and online through Incube8r Gallery as well.

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Sold By: Nancy Lane (Fitzroy)

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Dimensions 3 × 4 cm
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