Rena Swamy


Image: Rena Swamy, 'Nest Egg', Mixed media and found objects, 32x32x25cm
Image: Rena Swamy, 'Untitled II', Mixed media and found objects,
Image: Rena Swamy, 'Untitled II', Mixed media and found objects,

In an endeavour to find value in everything and in an attempt to not waste or throwaway stuff, Objects, natural or man-made, whether they be discarded, rejected, leftover, forgotten or found - are upcycled into ART assemblages. My desire is to tease out the essences of each particular object – it’s materialism, practical application and embodied history and place them together in a new reconstructed context. This translates into a juxtaposition of colour, shape and texture combined with conceptual meaning for the viewer to ponder.

The viewer’s senses and cognition engage with these pieces in new ways. Social commentary sits at the base of all these pieces