Artist of the Day / Chris @ steampunklighting

I love making lamps, but have kept mine quite simple–till now!  Chris’ lamps are much more elaborate than mine, but there are some similarities.  Use of ‘found’ materials and exposed parts and wiring, etc.  He has been working with lighting for quite awhile, and it shows.

“I have been buying, selling and restoring antique lightings for over thirty five years. Recently I became interested in Steampunk design and began making lamps in Steampunk and industrial styles.”

Check his blog also, for lots of steampunk lighting 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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3 Responses to Artist of the Day / Chris @ steampunklighting

  1. These make me think of a scary science project or one of those globes that you buy from Spencer when you put your fingers on it the electricity follows your fingers.

  2. It’s like the set of late period Tom Baker Dr Who leaked into reality. These are beautiful.

  3. sbmacinnis says:

    These are great, beautiful, and interesting.

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