Steampunk Mod Lamps / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

I’ve started a new series that I call ‘Steampunk Mod’.  Because I can call it anything I want, OK?  Actually, I was invited to a Steampunk Fair on the strength of work that someone saw in my Etsy shop.  I even sold four lamps, although no one else there was selling anything that cost more than $25 or so.

The bulbs have a much better ‘glow’ to them than shows up in these photos.  Especially the first one.  It’s really a ‘killer’!

I also used one of those ‘Square’ credit card readers, and it works great!  The money ended up in my checking acct within a couple days.

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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2 Responses to Steampunk Mod Lamps / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

  1. mobius faith says:

    Hey, I’m liking this “steam punk” series of creations Really fun work Mike. Well done. I hope you have a peaceful shopping-free weekend.

  2. barbaraelka says:

    You are doing something right.

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