Making It / Brenda Hope Zappitell / Boca Raton, FL

Brenda (, has sent me a few photos of her working in her studio.  I’d like to share them here.

I’d still like any of my other AOD’s to send some photos of their work spaces, and/or photos of their work ‘process’ to  This is one of my main purposes in starting this blog.  To share what goes into creating the finished work, which is all that most people see.  I know I’m interested!  Anything you care to share in writing will also be included.

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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