Making It / Wine Barrel Hoops Mobile / Mike Smith

I’m having fun making mobiles now!

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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 / Wine Barrel Hoops Mobile / Mike Smith

  1. Drew Kail says:

    That’s terrific. I’ve always wanted to make mobiles. Alexander Calder’s work is a constant inspiration to me.

  2. Actually, I was thinking about you today as I made this one. Wondering if anything you use making your art would be suitable to hang from a mobile.

    Mike

  3. barbaraelka says:

    Love this project …

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