Out treasure hunting, this one’s come all the way from Taiwan.

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SUBMISSION: Hammer Collection. Studio &, Durango, Colo.

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SUBMISSION: Hammer Collection. Studio &, Durango, Colo.

Welcoming the Rains - Brooch # 23

Today’s brooch was made by mud wasps.
I’ve been cleaning and packing away the resort’s gift shop for the wet season and I came across this beauty.

Today’s brooch was made by mud wasps.

I’ve been cleaning and packing away the resort’s gift shop for the wet season and I came across this beauty.

Is the Moon Made of Cheese? - Brooch # 22

Playing with shadows 03 - Brooch # 21

These should keep me busy for a while. The deceptive faded outer layer of these buoys is where the secret’s at. These baby’s have been floating at sea for a real long time, hitting crags, bumping into sea turtles, being washed, rolled and tumbled in the salty sprays until finally they hit Cobourg’s shores. They could then be sun baked up to years and years, I’ll never know. When you crack one open the shiniest, brightest colours are revealed. This is a creative ‘float’-ing dream boat.

These should keep me busy for a while. The deceptive faded outer layer of these buoys is where the secret’s at. These baby’s have been floating at sea for a real long time, hitting crags, bumping into sea turtles, being washed, rolled and tumbled in the salty sprays until finally they hit Cobourg’s shores. They could then be sun baked up to years and years, I’ll never know. When you crack one open the shiniest, brightest colours are revealed. This is a creative ‘float’-ing dream boat.

I cant believe it’s day 21 ALREADY!

I cant believe it’s day 21 ALREADY!

Buoy O Buoy
I’ve hit a gold mine in terms of discovering a new material. 
Sadly, a lot of rubbish washes up on the beaches where I live. Top of Australia, Northern Territory, the second most northerly point of the mainland. Almost all of the rubbish is plastic and almost all of the rubbish is from Asia. We know this because of the labeling of the bottles and other floating bits and pieces we find. Another big part of this is fishing and boating debris. Over the last year we have had groups of conservation volunteers come and do marine debris clean up on our beaches. One of the days 7 of the volunteers spent 8 hours digging up a 40 meter net that was buried a meter deep in the sand. They also found great lengths of ropes and plastic floats or buoys. 
I had this piece lying outside my house for months, I put two and two together and I have been playing with cutting them up to make art. I have a big pile of different coloured buoys we’ve been collecting for a rainy day lying around waiting for me to play, lucky it’s the wet season.
Watch this space…

Buoy O Buoy

I’ve hit a gold mine in terms of discovering a new material. 

Sadly, a lot of rubbish washes up on the beaches where I live. Top of Australia, Northern Territory, the second most northerly point of the mainland. Almost all of the rubbish is plastic and almost all of the rubbish is from Asia. We know this because of the labeling of the bottles and other floating bits and pieces we find. Another big part of this is fishing and boating debris. Over the last year we have had groups of conservation volunteers come and do marine debris clean up on our beaches. One of the days 7 of the volunteers spent 8 hours digging up a 40 meter net that was buried a meter deep in the sand. They also found great lengths of ropes and plastic floats or buoys. 

I had this piece lying outside my house for months, I put two and two together and I have been playing with cutting them up to make art. I have a big pile of different coloured buoys we’ve been collecting for a rainy day lying around waiting for me to play, lucky it’s the wet season.

Watch this space…

Playing with Shadows 02 - Brooch  #20

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