Spring Is Sprung 1 – Hanging wall sculpture by NancyDee Sculptures
I created this small wall sculpture, Spring Is Sprung 1, from ply, particle board and springs of various sorts that I found on the streets of Melbourne. Made in 2017, it’s now on sale at a special price, starting Boxing Day and ending 31 January 2021.
The reason: I need to make room in my studio for new artworks. I was very pleased and excited to receive an arts grant from the City of Melbourne to develop works for a solo exhibition next year, to be called ‘It’s in the Drawer’. Like all my sculptures and brooches, these new works will be made from upcycled found objects from the city streets – in this case, including desk and bureau drawers.
In stockCuber: Nancy Dee (Fitzroy)
Spring Is Sprung 1 is a small 10x27x5cm 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 springs of one sort or another 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. Several of the clothes peg springs in this work fall into the ‘aesthetically rusted’ category.
Buy this one-of-a-kind, made-totally-from-recycled-materials wall sculpture as a gift for a friend or family member who believes in living sustainably – and enjoys a pun!