Making It / Recycled Computer Parts Desk Lamp / Mike Smith

These are a couple parts of a computer I found by the curb. I’m gradually recycling most of it. The base is the stand the computer sat on, and it swivels from side to side as well as back and forth. The ‘shade’ part sat wrapped around the back of the picture tube. I’ve used a 30w vintage style radio bulb. It’s not nearly as bright as it appears in the photos. You can easily have it next to you on a desk and look right at it. You might like to pair it with the mirror made from the same computer.  I bleed a bit on every job!


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 Making It / Recycled Computer Parts Desk Lamp / Mike Smith

  1. Me, I don’t have a proper training in making arts but I motivate myself through reading,viewing blog in the internet which help me a lot and with my Epson photo paper.

  2. barbaraelka says:

    You have the most unique ideas for your lamps…wow

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