Making It / Metal Coke Bottle Lamp With Flickering Flame Bulb / Mike Smith

I was at the Art Institute in Chicago last weekend, and their cafe has these cool little Coke bottles.  The only way I could justify what they were charging for these was to make something out of it.  Here is my little lamp.

   

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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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8 Responses to Making It / Metal Coke Bottle Lamp With Flickering Flame Bulb / Mike Smith

  1. 4F Lighting says:

    This makes me want to make a shade out of Coke cans. (I’m not kidding.)

  2. Cool, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Mike

  3. barbaraelka says:

    I love the idea…I have a bottle like this and thought it can be used for something.

  4. Ria says:

    That’s a cool idea!

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