Making It / Similar Recycled Junk Lamp / Mike Smith

The person that bought the lamp below   sent this request:   “I’d like another one somewhat similar to this one in height and weight. Not the same exact thing, just looking for balance. I do however prefer the the way the bulb is not exposed on  this one.”   The other photos show what I came up with.

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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1 Response to Making It / Similar Recycled Junk Lamp / Mike Smith

  1. mobius faith says:

    This is very cool. I love recycling that takes things scrapped and turnes them into art and design. Well done.

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