Di McMillan

Di McMillan – Kiwi + Stuff

‘Upcycled – renewZ’ materials woven to become happy kiwi – wire, keys, netting, bolts etc. – $1.00 per mm high

Tui – $250.00

Di McMillan – Kiwi + Stuff

I have been interested in what I see as ‘the jewels of rubbish’ for most of my life and a few years ago a woman told me my work was a “mish mash” – which seemed the perfect description.

The kiwis I make are constructed from wire netting, copper, aluminium pipes, electrical cords, plugs, keys, hoses, etc. etc.  These are meaningful materials to me, which create kiwis of different colours and personalities.

di McMillan - Tui
di McMillan – Tui

I perceive most of the kiwis as female.  So far the largest I have made is 1 meter tall; the smallest the size of a fingernail.  When I am asked to make one I suggest a person give me some things of their own to weave into the kiwi adding to its unique personality.

Chain of Monkeys

Wire netting, copper wire – Large $350.00, Med $250.00, Small $175.00

Chain of Monkeys
Chain of Monkeys

2016 is the year of the monkey. So ‘barrel of monkeys’ is the idea I have used. The monkey has curved arms that will hook to the next one like the game. I have hung them on trees, washing lines, fences, or anything that’s OK.  They can be swinging/moving in wind or when touched. They are happy monkeys playing.