Making It / Rusty Muffler Pipe Wall Lamp With Vintage Style Light Bulb / Mike Smith

Because each lamp, mirror, whatever I make is one of a kind, I have to solve new problems all the time.  I have left out the photos of my dead ends, and mistakes.  Like the one that blew a fuse the first time I flipped the switch to turn it on.  But, I think the end result was worth the effort.

My wife said it looks ‘suggestive’ to her.   I hope so!

I’m still waiting for some of the other artists who have promised to send photos to post for the ‘Making It’ and ‘Work Spaces’ categories!


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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4 Responses to Making It / Rusty Muffler Pipe Wall Lamp With Vintage Style Light Bulb / Mike Smith

  1. barbaraelka says:

    Reblogged this on barbaraelka and commented:
    Visit Destructive Testing. Mike makes amazing art. And plus, he donates his time and blog to feature other artists. I have been honored, Mike.

  2. Cowboy says:

    Very well done and very creative !

  3. Indeed, can’t imagine there’s anything to complain about in a Suggestive light fixture! 😉

  4. paula says:

    its just FUN dangnabbit 🙂

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