Sculptor’s love of metal, animals inspire collection
After a recent display at the 2017 Sculpture By The Sea in Cottesloe, WA sculptor Jordan Sprigg will exhibit his work at Jahroc Gallery on September 23 and 24.
The artist has exhibited at the gallery since 2015 and is well known for his local sculptures, but Land, Sea and Sky is his first solo outing.
The young artist is self-taught and his pieces show a strong appreciation of the weathered metal parts he transforms.
“I appreciate the rich dark texture only rusted metal can create,” he said.
“I find enjoyment in giving these time-worn parts another life.”
Sprigg grew up in the Wheatbelt and developed a love of old tools, machinery parts and scrap metal, which became the inspiration to bring his 3-D animal drawings to life.
“Most of my scrap metal and parts come from local farmers and businesses in the Narembeen district,” he said.
“A perk of growing up in a small country town is everyone knows who you are and what you are doing, and are more than happy to help you out.
“I love animals and I never tire of drawing inspiration from them for my next sculpture.
“I’m passionate about capturing the form and character of each animal I create.”
Sprigg will meet with members of the public at Jahroc Gallery from 11am-3pm on both days of the exhibition.
“I’m looking forward to meeting some of the locals around Margs that have enjoyed looking at my work as they go up and down the main street,” he said.