Making It / Its Time to Cut Through the Bullshit Clock Lamp With Vintage Style Light Bulb / Mike Smith

I can picture this clock/lamp on some high powered executives desk. Or, at least someone trying to seem like one!  

I had started to make just a lamp, but it seemed too plain, even for me.  I like my work ‘uncluttered’.  Then, I realized the saw blade would be perfect for a clock, and it’s much more interesting that way.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92946767/its-time-to-cut-through-the-bullshit

            

http://www.etsy.com/shop/destructivetesting

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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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One Response to Making It / Its Time to Cut Through the Bullshit Clock Lamp With Vintage Style Light Bulb / Mike Smith

  1. barbaraelka says:

    This is heavy metal…And it keeps time too

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