Isabella has a wonderful Work Space!
I think many artists would be envious. But, not Stephen MacInnis: http://sbmacinnis.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/daily-studio-photograph-february-27-2012/
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...
I’m envious! That’s a beautiful space to work in. Such great windows and light. Also the paintings are beautiful!
I thought you just posted that you liked to work in some little corner of the attic!