Artist of the Day / Kevin Weise

“An architect working & living in Manhattan, with roots in Pennsylvania, I blend modern design with my love of nature to form functional organic art which unlocks and honors the inner wonder hiding in every tree. Using Pennsylvania hardwood, each flitch cut, live edge work is a celebration of the natural beauty which surrounds us everyday. Each design has been hand selected and crafted from salvaged trees that will bring the spirit and beauty of the natural world into your home or workspace.”

                

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Kevin                                         http://www.krwstudios.com/

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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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