Based in country Western Australia, Jordan Sprigg uses recycled metals found from retired machinery and scrap heaps. The objects he produces range from dragonflies, owls and seahorses, to larger scale sharks, lizards and even horses. The scrap iron sculptures are purposely left in their rusted state to highlight the age of the metal and the history of each piece.
From springs, gears, bearings and nuts to bolts, shovels, pliers and saws, the list is endless as to what the artist makes use of in his work. Understanding and appreciation of these timeworn parts of a past life allows space for creation of a new life in their current composition.
NEVER SMILE AT A CROCODILE Retired tools, machine parts & farm scrap, 375cm l x 130cm w x 150cm h, $65,000
THE GREAT BARRACUDA Retired tools, machine parts & recycled metal, 120cm l x 30cm w x 55cm h, $6,000
THE BANTAM Retired tools, machine parts & recycled metal, 70cm l x 25cm w x 65cm h, $5,000
THE KRAKEN Retired tools, machine parts & recycled metal, 97cm l x 58cm w x 60cm h, $4,500