Making It / Found Object Sculpture With Light Number 19 / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

I love this pieces of rusted raw metal and decided to show it off by mounting it on this block of hardwood. I’ve used a dimmer light socket so the bulb can be as bright or dim as you like. With the dimmer turned down, you can clearly see the filament. It’s incredible in a dark room!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122441914/found-object-sculpture

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found object 19 012

 

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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2 Responses to Making It / Found Object Sculpture With Light Number 19 / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

  1. mobius faith says:

    My first impression from the first image was “R2D2 has an idea”. Another fun creation Mike. Keep up the great work.

  2. Ives Salbert says:

    Mike, your designs are great!

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