Making It / Honda Motorcycle Gas Tank Wall Lamp #2 / Mike Smith

Last month, I made a wall lamp for a friend using 1/2 of the gas tank he had given me from a Honda motorcycle.  https://destructivetesting.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/making-it

Today, I found a way to use the other 1/2.   Number 2

Number 1

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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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6 Responses to Making It / Honda Motorcycle Gas Tank Wall Lamp #2 / Mike Smith

  1. mobius faith says:

    I like #2. Kinda looks like a spaceship all boosters firing. Well done.

  2. I loved the first one..but I REALLY love the second one. Such great repurposed art!

  3. Nick says:

    Mike, this idea just popped into my head a few days ago. Glad to see im not the only one whos thought of it. Will share pics when im done.

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