Public Art Project of the Week / Mike Smith

Stephen MacInnis has been making all his ‘followers’ complete some crazy art project each week.  Here it is for this week:

The most difficult part of his project would have been reconnecting the branch to the tree.  So, of course, I didn’t do that!  I painted the branch right on the tree.  I also added a few ‘ornaments’.



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 Public Art Project of the Week / Mike Smith

  1. sbmacinnis says:

    Wow looks great you rule breaker you!

  2. Hey, I refused to go into the Army when I was drafted for our Vietnam war, so your ‘rules’ don’t scare me a bit!


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