|Dimensions||5 × 4 × 5 cm|
I created this tiny, freestanding wall sculpture, entitled Silver City in Miniature 7, from a triangular block of wood, screws and a diamante. All of these items I collected from the streets of Melbourne during my daily walks. This work has appeared in two art exhibitions: ‘Cityscapes from City Streets’ at the North Melbourne Library in 2019 and in ‘Rivers Run Free’ at the Dirty Dozen in 2020.
My name is Nancy D Lane, and I am a found object assemblage artist and jewellery designer working under the name NancyDee Sculptures. I create wall sculptures, 3D sculptures and brooches from the metal, wood, tiles and plastic that I pick up off the streets. My art is inspired by a strong interest in sustainability through repurposing and upcycling.
Many of my works are inspired by the Melbourne skyline, sometimes looking south towards the CBD from North Melbourne, but also looking north towards the CBD from across the Yarra or from Footscray. Often I try to incorporate ‘natural features’ – a bent nail that suggests a meandering river, rusted sheet metal that transforms into a cloud, or a broken tile that becomes a mountain.
My more abstract works are stimulated by the found objects themselves, which I often place in juxtaposition. At other times, I emphasise their rusted, scratched or variegated surfaces.
I am committed to sustainability in my arts practice. My hope is that this wall sculpture makes you smile, and at the same time, reminds you of the 5Rs to help our planet: refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.
Find out more about me and how I create my unusual artworks at https://nancydeesculptures.com.au/. My homepage lists all my current and forthcoming exhibitions. You can also follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/nancydeesculptures.
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