Making It / Vintage Metal Shoe Makers Form Lamp With Vintage Style Light Bulb / Mike Smith

My wife found this metal shoe makers form at a rummage sale and bought it for me because she knew I would do something with it. And, here it is!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/103491682

http://www.etsy.com/shop/destructivetesting

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About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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2 Responses to Making It / Vintage Metal Shoe Makers Form Lamp With Vintage Style Light Bulb / Mike Smith

  1. mobius faith says:

    Classy. A lamp for “heels”. :-) Sorry I just had to…
    Actually it’s very cool.
    I have a collection of these old metal shoe forms in various sizes (child to adult) They used to belong to my Grandfather – he made shoes for his family and neighbors. I love old antiques like this. And I like how you repurpose this stuff. Well done.

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