Making It / Rusty Pipe Desk Lamp / Mike Smith


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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5 Responses to Making It / Rusty Pipe Desk Lamp / Mike Smith

  1. paula says:

    i’m liking this 🙂

  2. I had a small flood light that I was going to use (shown in the 4th photo) but managed to break it somehow. As soon as I get to Home Depot, I’ll put that in. It will make this more useful as a desk lamp.

  3. barbaraelka says:

    this is heavy duty lamp…no kidding…me likes

  4. barbaraelka says:

    Reblogged this on barbaraelka and commented:
    Mike makes really cool electrical art. He also shares other artists’ work on his blog. Thank you, Mike.

  5. Paul Cahill says:

    Really impressive.

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