His designs often feature or reflect on what is discarded by society, whether it is materials, machinery or skills and methods.
"The challenge is changing it’s prior existence into a sculpture that reflects my interest in Australian flora and fauna," Mick says.
Some pieces are made just for fun, others are commissioned by a range of people and organisations. Most include pieces from one of his many trips to the outback to source unwanted and discarded farm implements and tools.
Mick’s sculptures often begin with just one piece being the inspiration - the rest follows as he explores the possibilities. Sometimes it's obvious to see the components' original use - other times, Mick keeps us guessing!?
Mick usually has work for sale - everything from small pieces for your garden to major sculptural works.
He also creates special one-of-a-kind pieces and commissions. For instance in 2016 he crafted a two-metre tall sculpture inspired by the iconic tree Old Bottlebutt for the Forestry Corporation of NSW offices in Wauchope to mark the organisation’s centenary.
For more information contact Mick or Cheryl on 0412 594 020 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about Mick Martin
For many years Mick designed and manufactured made to order hardwood products from his Bush Wood Furniture business in Kew NSW.
Items like his giraffe enclosure gates at Sydney's Taronga Zoo (pictured right) are unique and beautifully crafted.
His furniture and hardwood products can also be seen Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, SCG, Sydney Olympic Park plus local government projects in Port Macquarie, Willoughby, Hornsby and Camden to name just a few.
Mick's artworks have featured at events like Sculpture in the Gaol at South West Rocks, Aquasculpture at Port Macquarie and Sculpture in the Vineyards at Wollombi.
He has won a number of awards, including the People's Choice Award at the Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition.
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'Fish on the line' 'Cockerel'
'Kallara Cockatoo' was commissioned by the
owners of Kallara Station working farmstay &
sheep station at Tilpa, NSW.