I’m posting a link to Paul’s site because he has done something like what I’m trying to do with my Making It category. But, he has been photographing artist’s whole environments, and has had a book published showing these!
“Where They Create” is out as a book published by FRAME, featuring interviews with 32 studios.
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...
The similarities between the photo you’ve posted from Paul’s work and your own work bench at the top are unnerving!
Maybe I subconsciously chose it for that reason!
There were literally hundreds of Paul’s other photos I could have used!