Artist of the Day / Thomas Willeford

I often love excess in other artist’s work, just not my own.  Although, I’m going to try a few ‘steampunky’ things.  Or, maybe, ‘steampunk lite’.  Check my next Making It lamp.

I was just checking out the guys in the background of the middle photo in the bottom row (well, OK, I was checking her out, and noticed the guys in the background!).  Anyway, maybe I should get one of those leather corsets.  I haven’t been to any parties lately where I’ve noticed that attire though.

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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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