Artist’s Tips / Packaging / Avner Ben Natan              

Avner Ben Natan says:

After a while of scouting for good size cardboard boxes on the street I got tired of the spent time and mess and found a great source of 100% recycled boxes:

Having 4-5 set sizes that I can work with makes packaging a lot easier for me.


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’s Tips / Packaging / Avner Ben Natan

  1. unexpectedlighting says:

    I struggle with packaging too. Everything being a one-off, more or less, means constantly having to come up with new ideas, sources. But I’m committed to scavenging as much as I can, even when it means rolling up about a mile of bubble wrap in the dark…

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