Artist of the Day / Ed Kidera

I’ve become a bit fascinated by the ‘steampunk’ thing.  I love the variety of objects that Ed ‘steampunks’.  The attention to detail.  These are at the far end of the continuum that I usually appreciate or work in.  I don’t like a lot or parts added to a work of art that are just for ‘decoration’, but, to me it seems to ‘work’ here.  They are integral to the whole.

“I have been making sculpture from repurposed/recycled/upcycled materials for over twenty years. In that time I have made bells, birdbaths, mailboxes, furniture, tea sets, firepits and much, much more. In 2010 I started to devote some of my time to making steampunk type items from the same types of materials I have always used.

The Steampunk items I have made to date are guns, rocket packs, jet packs, time machines, aethermeters, walking sticks, and plasma portals.”

                                 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/edkidera                               http://thesteamemporium.com/

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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 Artist of the Day / Ed Kidera

  1. thevisuallab says:

    Cool stuff!
    do you know “ReUse Connection”, i thing they will really appreciate your work:
    https://www.facebook.com/ReUseConnection

    Dima

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