Making It / Toilet Floats Mobile / Mike Smith

A friend of mine, who is a plumber, gave me a bucket full of these floats.  This mobile is my second project using them.

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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5 Responses to Making It / Toilet Floats Mobile / Mike Smith

  1. mobius faith says:

    Cool mobile. Knowing what these are all kinds of bad puns come to mind – but I’ll refrain and spare you and your readers. 🙂 Suffice it to say that this is really cool and leaves me plumb pleased. I also enjoy seeing your “making it” progression Nice work.

  2. barbaraelka says:

    This way cool. Can you send me etsy link to this mobile?

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