Found Brass Fitting Wall Lamp / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

I found this cool brass fitting, and wanted to use it to make a lamp. I attached it to a beautiful piece of Leopardwood, and added a vintage style light bulb. Voila!

wall sconce 001

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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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4 Responses to Found Brass Fitting Wall Lamp / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

  1. mobius faith says:

    Love warmth of this. Feels like it needs to be on the wall of some upscale hotel. Has a very clean, minimalist, polished look. I like (obviously) 🙂

  2. clinock says:

    It’s a beauty in every way – kudos to you…

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