Making It / Found Pipe, Board, ‘Industrial’ Table/Accent Lamp / Mike Smith

I don’t waste much of anything.  The original pipe, that this is the last piece of, was about three feet long, and has been used in three other projects, at least.  The board is from a stack of tongue-in-groove boards I found.  It almost feels like cheating to use the ones that already have paint on them, because they are more interesting than whatever I might do.

            

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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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One Response to Making It / Found Pipe, Board, ‘Industrial’ Table/Accent Lamp / Mike Smith

  1. paula says:

    use it up is what i say. every last scrap 🙂 that is a good piece of metal for sure

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