Brooch for Tom

Brooch for Tom


Melissa Cameron

Brooch for Tom - 2021

Found steel street sweeper blades, stainless steel, titanium.

60mm x 300mm x 86mm


Tom (Cameron) was my grandfather. After training as a pilot in Canada the 40’s he came back to Perth and took a job as a street sweeper. He soon went on to other things, but he took pride in all his work. From sweeping the streets he ended up with a small park named after him in the suburbs, for his charitable contributions to the city.