Making It / Book Match Hard Maple Corner Table Lamp With Vintage Style Bulb / Mike Smith

I found this ‘book match’ pair of hard maple boards at the specialty hard wood shop I go to, and it took me awhile to decide how to use them, but here it is.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/97670421/book-match-hard-maple-corner-table-lamp

                              

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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3 Responses to Making It / Book Match Hard Maple Corner Table Lamp With Vintage Style Bulb / Mike Smith

  1. Just my pov, may be the two wooden plants behind the lamp can use some colors or some kind of finishing touch

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