Making It / Found Metal Artifact Lamp #67 / Mike Smith

This is another piece of metal I got from my auto mechanic.  He lets me go behind the station and pick through his junk.  When I’m not positive what one of these parts is, I just call it a Found Metal Artifact.  I designed it as a wall lamp, but added pads to the back, and it works just as well on a table or shelf.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/95864295/found-metal-artifact-lamp-number-67

         

http://www.etsy.com/shop/destructivetesting

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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 Metal Artifact Lamp #67 / Mike Smith

  1. barbaraelka says:

    oh I love this one!

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