Sculp­tor’s love of metal, an­i­mals in­spire col­lec­tion

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Time Out - Therese Col­man Cock­a­too by Jor­dan Sprigg.

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.

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