Making It / Mirror with Cocobolo hardwood / Mike Smith

I do love using beautiful hardwoods, but I have to be so much more careful with these than with the found lumber and scrap metal I usually use!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91583578/narrow-mirror-with-cocobolo-hardwood

I’m still waiting for some of the artists who have promised to send their photos for this category.  And for ‘Work Spaces’!

I received this email:   Darcy commented on Artist of the Day / Sandy Martinez                                 “Thanks for allowing us to know a bit more about the artist.”

And this from another reader:  “I don’t normally read blogs, but I found yours interesting and I read several segments.  Interesting to see behind the scenes in the art world.”

This is really the point of this blog.  To show where and how various artists do their ‘thing’.

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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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