Making It / Predator Drones Waiting For The Coordinates / Mike Smith

I’ve been trying to think of ways to use these boxes of shiny pipes I was given, and since I’ve always wanted to make a mobile, I designed and built this in a couple hours this afternoon.

(I will deliver and build this mobile anywhere in the world free for anyone who will pay my airfare and lodging for three days.)

I’ve decided that this mobile needed some kind of artsy name. In case a museum or exclusive gallery contacts me about adding it to their collection. I first thought of ‘Birds in Flight’, but that’s a bit of a cliche. I decided on this title because it’s edgy, and I think curators like that sort of thing.  The right wing ‘warriors’ will see it as a reminder of the country’s power and preparedness, and the lefty ‘appeasers’ will see some sort of anti-war message.

Update:  Check this out:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/rodney-brossart-american-arrested-using-predator-drone_n_1477549.html

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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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8 Responses to Making It / Predator Drones Waiting For The Coordinates / Mike Smith

  1. sbmacinnis says:

    This is a great piece. It looks beautiful!

  2. barbaraelka says:

    what a creative idea!

  3. I’ve decided that this mobile needs some kind or artsy name. In case a museum or exclusive gallery contacts me about adding it to their collection. I first thought of ‘Birds in Flight’, but that’s a bit of a cliche. Then I thought of ‘Armed Drones Waiting For The Coordinates’, but that’s a bit aggressive. Any suggestions?

    Mike

  4. ¡Me encanta!, ¡vendría genial en mi jardín!, saludos

    I love it, great in my garden come!, Greetings

  5. jajajajajaja, eres muy amable, muchas gracias

    Jajajajajaja, you are very nice, thank you very much

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