Artist of the Day AMANDA JOHNSON


(I read by one of her lamps every day.  MS)

From her Etsy item description:  “These drawings are from diary; I’ve turned them into magnets. The drawings/magnets portray key moments of awareness and revelation in my journey.

As an artist, my subject matter is primarily women: powerful demigods, femme fatale, and mythological figures. Influenced by the Greek mythology, The Iliad and the Odyssey and my own self-reflection, my women transcend time. These heroic women portray moments of divine intervention, decision-making, and the process of my own personal life.”


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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One Response to Artist of the Day AMANDA JOHNSON

  1. Amanda, Your art somehow powerfully connects with me. More so, really, than anyone else I can think of. That’s probably why I made you Artist of the Day #1.


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