I have reposted this as part of my Work Spaces category. How about a chateau, John? Mike


The Chateau studio is revealed!

Finally I welcome you to my studio at the end of the west wing of the Chateau shown at the top of my blog page. As you can see it is not quite as grand as the rest of the Chateau. I could not get the chandeliers into the photo. However I did capture a little of the mess.

As artists we learn to use whatever we have at hand and make the most of it. A kitchen table is fine if that is all you have. I was surprised when I saw how small Jackson Pollock’s studio was at Springs, Long Island NY. Many of his big paintings would have covered nearly ALL his floor area.

Someone once said a studio is a place you create in your mind not a physical place. It can be anywhere. One of my students created a studio…

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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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