Juet – Michael Hyatt & Martin Judd

We work intuitively, choosing materials and objects with no set plan, trusting our eye. The work tends to emerge from the junk rather than the other way around. Once the idea is found we then become engineers and carpenters finding ways to put all the pieces together. No sculpture seems to use the same techniques and tools and we are constantly inventing new ways to shape and mould material into form. Sometimes the process alters our ideas in which case we just go with it so that the fun and spontaneity is maintained. We love it because it’s unforced. Sculpting for us is never work.

When the construction is finished we stand back and see what the sculpture says to us and let it draw out feelings and thoughts that we carry. From these the poems are written, each composed solely for the sculpture but each drawn out from our own experiences. Sometimes these can takes minutes, sometimes days or weeks. But we have learnt to be patient, confident that eventually the words will come.

We essentially work with found, recycled and discarded material including steel, stone, wood, copper, and iron. Our work would be generally regarded as figurative or abstract garden sculpture. Each piece is usually accompanied by interpretive poetry. We collaborate on all of our sculptures and this is an integral part of the way we work.

 

History Exhibitions & Awards

2007/08
Juet sculpture partnership begins

2008 – 11
Works sold via internet and commissions. Website created.

2011
Participant in Dandenong Ranges Open Studios.

2012
Participant in Dandenong Ranges Open Studios. Journeys In, Journeys Out; joint exhibition with Naturally Dyed, Mt Rael. Sculptures installed at Yarra Ranges Community Health and Childcare

2013
Participant in Dandenong Ranges Open Studios. Treasure Hunting Exhibition, Burrinja Community Arts Centre

2014
Participant in Dandenong Ranges Open Studios. Participant Mount View Art Show (received highly commended award). Commission work (Knox Environment Society) Burrinja Open Studio Exhibition

2015
Participant in Dandenong Ranges Open Studios.

Michael Hyett
Martin Judd

*The images shown here are a ‘sample’ of the artist’s work and may not necessarily be on display at the 2017 Mount View Art Show.