Artist of the Day / Alisa Hamilton / Ontario, Canada

I love Alisa’s jewelry, and particularly her use of non-traditional recycled e-waste.

“Clone Hardware was inspired by the constant influx of computer hardware and electronic devices that have entered our lives and sadly departed as well.”

“One day I stumbled into the warehouse of a local e-waste recycler, with boxes and shelves filled with beautiful and unique baubles, bits and pieces. and I had a lightbulb moment. I had never really been interested in conventional jewelry and with all these lovely and interesting things within my grasp I became inspired and empowered to create.”

(click on any photo to start slideshow)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/clonehardware              http://clonehardware.com/blog

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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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