I thought this would be a good addition to my Workplace/Space category.

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Artists’ studios have a reputation. They hold secrets. They are brimming with works in progress, ideas half-realised. Notes, sketches, drafts – everything is piled in layers, and the layers are filmed with dust. They are not to be touched by the fortnightly cleaner. Visitors and grandchildren are escorted down by invitation only. They are almost sacred places. I did say almost.

So the Open Studio?

If you google artist studios lots of images come up. Not much dust in sight, but lots of activity in most. They are exciting places.

What was I thinking in February when I decided to open my studio for the South Australian Living Artists Festival? Something different for me. A chance to talk to some punters, hear what interests them and hopefully have some interaction about my work. It definitely will burst the dust bubble and force open the front gates. They are usually closed against…

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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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1 Response to

  1. clinock says:

    You re-blogged an amazing artist and wonderful person here – good on ya…

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