Making It / Found Object Sculpture With Light Number 17 / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

I love these pieces of rusted raw metal and decided to show them off by mounting them on this block of hardwood.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122048564/found-object-sculpture-with-light

found object metal bars 006

 

found object metal bars 011

 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/destructivetesting

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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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3 Responses to Making It / Found Object Sculpture With Light Number 17 / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

  1. mobius faith says:

    I really like those bars of raw metal. It makes a nice abstract structure.

  2. Thanks Terry, I knew you would like this one! Mike

  3. clinock says:

    Raw and sophisticated sculpture – you certainly have the touch…

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