Strik­ing scrap-metal sculp­tures wow

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News - Therese Col­man

A big crowd gath­ered at Jahroc Gal­leries last week­end for artist Jor­dan Sprigg’s ex­hi­bi­tion Land, Sea and Sky.

Sprigg met with gallery au­di­ences on Satur­day and Sun­day to an­swer ques­tions about his art. The ex­hi­bi­tion show­cased sculp­tures of an­i­mals made from rus­tic scrap metal.

Sprigg told the crowd he felt lucky to be a farmer’s son, as he could source his ma­te­rial from com­mu­nity mem­bers.

“A lot of the metal and old tools I work with come from lo­cal farm­ers,” he said. “I don’t have to go far to find what I need.”

Sprigg said his most chal­leng­ing piece was a 3.7m ham­mer­head shark made last year.

“It was made with 26 old ham­mer­heads, which were hard to find. “Even­tu­ally af­ter a while, I was lucky to find some at a rus­tic gallery in Perth’s outer sub­urbs.

“Amaz­ingly, this piece went to Sculp­tures by the Sea at Cottes- loe this year, and is now liv­ing in his new res­i­dence in a New Zealand col­lec­tion.”

The Land, Sea and Sky ex­hi­bi­tion will show at Jahroc Gal­leries un­til Oc­to­ber 10.

Paul But­ler, Isaac Fitch and Josh But­ler. Pic­tures: Therese Col­man

Jose­fine and Eloise But­ler with Ja­cob But­ler, 7 months.

Judy Bennett and Mechelle Bern­hardt with Aus­tralian Bonito.

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