Making It / Found Object Sculpture With Light Number 23 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

I had been looking at my various pieces of junk for awhile. My method is to go out to my garage/studio, have a cigarette, and try to imagine a way to put various found objects together into something interesting. I gradually pull different things into a group, move them around, and make a plan.

I’ve mounted this sculpture on a beautiful Cherry wood base.

I forgot to take photos of a few steps.  You will have to use your imagination!

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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 23 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

  1. clinock says:

    Your garage / studio is a place of magic – I’m inspired by your work…

  2. Thanks, that means a lot!


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