Suzanna Schlemm, https://destructivetesting.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/artist-of-the-day-suzanna-schlemm has sent me photos of her painting (“Yeamanjá” The godess of the seas…).
I love these ‘Making It’ photos, and would ask again that more artists send their work-in-progress photos.
“When I paint, I get lost in this silent world. And for me, it is much more eloquent then the real world we live in.”
“When you look at one of my paintings, you are looking directly into my soul. There is no need to say anything, and yet everything is understood.”
“I believe all human beings are wired with that magical form of communication, much more beautiful and efficient then language. We all have that “cable connection”. It’s called art.”
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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Thank you, Mike, you made a super cool post out of my picts. 🙂
Thanks, I’m glad you like it. It does take some work to get wordpress to do what I want it to!
Fantastic series and fascinating to see the process…