Our 17 year old dog died this past year, and I’m still deciding about getting another one. I created this sculpture as a sort of replacement in the mean time.
It measures 16″w x 7″d x 8″h. The vintage style bulb is included. These vintage style bulbs can be found at http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/antique-light-bulbs.
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...
Sorry about your dog…That is sad. They are such good friends.