Artist of the Day / Luke Kelly / LukeLampCo

Luke has a somewhat similar aesthetic to mine.  Use old stuff, recycle, upcycle, etc.  I guess I use more rusty junk than he does, but…..

“I decided there is way too much cool old lighting out there left lonely and nonfunctional in cardboard boxes and street corners and so I must take it upon myself to give new life to what I can.”



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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4 Responses to Artist of the Day / Luke Kelly / LukeLampCo

  1. sbmacinnis says:

    Is there a name for this recycled lamp style? Steam punk doesn’t fit, but there seems to be some kind of style that several people work in. Great stuff, and I really like it.

  2. Industrial, shabby chic are two

  3. paula says:

    digging that last one hanging from the rope

  4. barbaraelka says:

    rope and electricity…oh I like that

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