Two More Small Found Object Sculpture/Lamps / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/128326745

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/128327389

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I’ve reblogged this post to another artist ‘problem solving’.

Cardboard Paintings

The past few days I have been working on the construction of my individual canvases.  There are three points I have been trying to improve with the canvases: efficiency, craft and storage.

The First Nine cardboard Canvases

For efficiency, I want to be able to make more of these canvases, or at least the parts to them, in shorter amounts of time.  The way I plan to do this is instead of making each individual one step by step, I will do steps in mass.  So I started with a 50 x 100 sheet of cardboard and then cut out 12 x 12 inch sheets of cardboard, maybe I’ll cut out 20 at a time instead of just one.  So I made templates to help me draw these steps on the cardboard.

So far I have made a decent collection of 12″ square pieces that I can just pick up and start working on one.

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Making It / Found Metal Artifact Accent Lamp Number 113 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

Another cool piece of rusty metal. Mounted on a beautiful piece of hardwood, with a vintage style light bulb.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/128320602/found-metal-artifact-accent-lamp

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Making It / Found Metal Artifact Lamp Number 99 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

I love these pieces of metal that have had a useful life in their original purpose, and now have a new life where their aesthetic beauty can be appreciated.

These smaller sculpture/lamps aren’t any less expensive to make in terms of cost of materials, or time, but…………

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127597663/found-metal-artifact-lamp-number-99

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Making It / Found Metal Artifact Lamp Number 49 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

Yet another piece of an exhaust system. I’ve mounted this on a block of Honey Locust hardwood.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127484582/found-metal-artifact-lamp-number-49

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Making It / Found Metal Artifact Lamp Number 117 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

This is a small sculpture that has an oriental feel to me. I’ve mounted it on a beautiful piece of Zebrawood.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127477835/found-metal-artifact-lamp-number-117

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Making It / Found Metal Artifact Sculpture Lamp Number 217 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

This part is another piece of an exhaust system. I’ve mounted this on a block of an African hardwood.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127435783/found-metal-artifact

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