Artist of the Day / Sono Osato / Little Shop of Cyphers

I love Sono’s ‘Cyphers’ — small wall sculptures.  Below the photos are some of the materials she lists for these.                            

antique frame, bird carcass, found wire, copper wire, old typewriter parts, bone, old lamp shade wires, something from a CD player (I think), marble, fake pearls, ball bearings, python ribs, dresser knob, rattle snake vertebra, found wire, copper wire and other stuff.

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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2 Responses to Artist of the Day / Sono Osato / Little Shop of Cyphers

  1. sydney says:

    All this, and rusty metal things too! Great stuff! Thanks for showcasing this.

  2. paula says:

    yep, good find for sure!!!

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