Drew Kail

I was printing in the studio room of my house over the weekend, when I realized that it was the first new print I’ve made since graduating from Portland State last June.  All summer I couldn’t use this space due to our attempts to sell this house, and having to keep the inside “show ready”.  Now, as the sale will not happen, I was getting everything set up when I realized how little the space is which I have worked since moving in five years ago.  I no longer have access to a printing press now that I’m not in school and can’t afford a pay to use shop.  My eventual goal is to purchase my own press and create a larger work area on my property, but that is down the road in small increments of nest egg additions.  For now, here is my print studio.  I print everything…

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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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2 Responses to

  1. Drew Kail says:

    Thanks for reblogging my post. I’m flattered.

  2. I’m glad you like it. This is one of the main reasons I started this blog–to show what and how artists do what they do.


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