Yoga 2 – Handmade Brooch by NancyDee Sculptures
I created this one-of-a-kind handmade brooch, entitled Yoga 2, from bits and bobs I found on the streets of Melbourne. This includes a wood offcut showing the grain, a round silver-coloured disc, and a piece of scratched and twisted wire. The brooch is 4x10cm, but very light weight.
Yoga 2 is featured in the online exhibition ‘Survival Kit 2020‘ at the George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne. My other two brooches in this exhibition, also for sale through Incube8r, are Reaching Out and Boiling the Billy.
Working as NancyDee Sculptures, I normally create larger wall sculptures and 3D sculptures with what I find. Last year, however, I had a chance to think small – in particular, brooch-sized. Through Instagram I met handmade jewellery designer Lynn Powers from New Orleans. She regularly encouraged me to try making jewellery from the found objects I collected, but I never had.
Then I saw that the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria was holding its annual brooch exhibition. I entered, and five of my pieces were on display. Since then, I’ve discovered how much fun it is to make these one-of-a-kind brooches.
I am committed to sustainability in my jewellery design and creation. My hope is that you will enjoying wearing this brooch as much as I enjoyed making it. As well as showing your love for yoga, may this brooch remind you of the 5Rs: refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.
In stockCuber: Nancy Dee (Fitzroy)
|Dimensions||4 × 10 cm|