Sculpture

Recycled Art

2019

Twine in Lines
Plastic twine and tubing on board

This mixed media artwork was created by stuffing clear plastic tubing with coloured synthetic twine, chopping it up and gluing the pieces onto the board. I visited Reverse Garbage for inspiration and found the materials there. Next, I was able to plan out the construction digitally then compose the bits onto the board.

The abstract lines of colour explore a different way of using twine, which can damage the environment when discarded. Apart from causing problems for wildlife, toxic chemicals can leach from the soil where twine is buried and harmful chemicals are released when it is burnt. I love the process of using a theme to explore new techniques and practices and coming up with different ways to use materials that would otherwise have ended up in landfill.

 

Shiny Gold
Clear tubing and card on board.

Shiny gold is a mixed media artwork that was inspired by the past gold mining era in Gulgong. This work was created by rolling up coloured card and inserting them into clear plastic tubes. After this the tubes were chopped up into rolls and assembled on the board. The many rolls represent the people digging for gold in a bustling growing town. If you look closely you might see a gold nugget.

 

Rainbow Meteor
Clear tubing and card on board.

Inverse

2018

This work invites the viewer to explore inverted geometric shapes not usually found in nature.

These visual elements connect to its environment, with changing shadows moving across its cubic form.

Full of It

2018

144 LEDs, bottles from Reverse Garbage, styrofoam balls.

 

Tubular

2016

84 Test Tubes, Wood, LEDs.

Red

2004

Decoed

2004

71 LEDs, timber, perspex, printed adhesive