Making It / Rusty Metal Pot Over a Campfire Lamp / Mike Smith

As soon as I saw this rusty old pot, I had an idea of what I wanted to do with it, and here it is.  It’s amazingly peaceful to look at.  I imagine I’m a cowboy on the trail up to the railroad in Kansas.  Cooking up some beans.  Someone in the background playing the harmonica.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93641405/rusty-metal-pot-over-a-campfire-lamp

          

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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3 Responses to Making It / Rusty Metal Pot Over a Campfire Lamp / Mike Smith

  1. thanks Isabella, I look forward to seeing more of your ‘stuff’. Mike

  2. Isabella, do you have any ideas of what to make a lamp out of?

    Mike

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