Category Archives: Sculpture

Self-portrait underneath the fig tree

Michelle Genders

Self-portrait underneath the fig tree 

2015

3d printed miniature copy of the artist, bedside table used by the artist for more than 30 years, bonsai Port Jackson fig tree, soil, recycled coffee cups, paper, glue, ink

Sculpture – 50 x 50 x 150 centimetres approximately

 

Exhibited in:

Underneath The Fig Tree

 

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Revealed beauty

Michelle Genders

Revealed beauty

2016

Upcycled pen insides

Sculpture – 30 x 15 x 15 centimetres approximately

 

Exhibited in:

Waste to Art

 

Artist statement:

I use a particular type of pen – Faber-Castell Brush Pitt – to make my drawings. These pigment based pens have many good qualities, but being an eco-conscious person, one thing that bothers me is their plastic casings. Unfortunately, they’re not refillable.

I can’t bring myself to throw away the used pens and have gathered a collection. I’ve had a vague plan to make jewellery out of their pretty plastics and the local ‘Waste To Art’ exhibition motivated me to give it a try. As the name indicates, all of the pieces of art included in the exhibition are made out of recycled materials.

When I sawed into the pen’s plastic cases, the vessels that hold the ink were revealed to me for the first time. These hidden jewels, infused with the bright and beautiful pigments of the inks, were much more attractive than the comparatively dull plastic cases.

Their intrinsic forms asked to be made into this dynamic and curious miniature sculpture, and the packaging that the pens arrive in became the base for it.

 

Birthday party

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Michelle Genders

Birthday party

2015

Mixed media

Sculpture – 50 x 50 x 30 centimetres approximately

 

Exhibited in:

A Garden of Unnatural Delights

 

Artist statement:

It’s been such fun to be a part of the Garden of Unnatural Delights. I loved meeting others and seeing their pieces be made during the workshop. We only had 1.5 hours to make our exhibition piece and boy did that go quickly. I’d love to do this workshop again cause exercises to stimulate creativity should be done at least 3 times per week but only under the supervision of a qualified professional *wink* (On Instagram)