Making It / Vintage Telephone Clock / Mike Smith

I had bought this old phone with the intention of actually using it, but found that the parts needed to make it work were too expensive.  It took me a while to decide what to do with it, but here is the result.  The insides of the phone, which you can see in the first photo are going to become a lamp.

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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1 Response to Making It / Vintage Telephone Clock / Mike Smith

  1. site says:

    Cool post . Thank you for, writing on my blog page man. Ill email you some time! I didnt know that!

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