A sculpture made of piano wire, an old toy, a whisk and a pretzel tin that was once a Christmas present scored Kellyville artist Graeme Gould the Cleanaway Award in Hornsby Council’s recent Returned to Glory recycled art competition.
The award for Mr Gould’s sculpture, Psalm 13:2, was judged by and named for the exhibition’s sponsor.
It was inspired by a theme of self-doubt and exhibited at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre with other Returned to Glory entries.
Mr Gould went to art school in his youth and has also entered works into other events, including the Orange Blossom Festival, but didn’t get ‘‘hooked on’’ found-object art until about a year ago when he completed a weekend course on reusing materials for art.
“I’ve always been interested in recycling and putting the right things in the right bin, and I’ve collected items over the years that got used for this artwork,’’ he said.