Artist of the Day / Laura C. Hewitt

I am just amazed by Laura’s work.  Such beauty, quality, imagination, range.  I may have to buy those earrings!

“Favorite materials

claybonesfabricfeatherscircuit boardsilverleather,porcelainlight emitting diodesstonewarefound objects,paperanything

See:  https://destructivetesting.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/word-for-the-day-bricolage

                                              

“Much of my work has been influenced by the dichotomies and juxtapositions of rural Alaskan living. I’m particularly interested in exploring the intersections between technology and nature, art and craft, destruction and creation. As inspiration, I look for the magical within the mundane, provoke thoughtfulness with the practical and animate the pragmatic with mischievousness. I work with any media that best suits my interests.”

http://www.etsy.com/shop/trudalakingglatz                           http://inaeent.etsy.com

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 / Laura C. Hewitt

  1. What a great artist! I love the idea of finding inspiration in things people wouldn’t normally think twice about. Thank you for sharing!

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