I’ve reblogged this post to another artist ‘problem solving’.

Cardboard Paintings

The past few days I have been working on the construction of my individual canvases.  There are three points I have been trying to improve with the canvases: efficiency, craft and storage.

The First Nine cardboard Canvases

For efficiency, I want to be able to make more of these canvases, or at least the parts to them, in shorter amounts of time.  The way I plan to do this is instead of making each individual one step by step, I will do steps in mass.  So I started with a 50 x 100 sheet of cardboard and then cut out 12 x 12 inch sheets of cardboard, maybe I’ll cut out 20 at a time instead of just one.  So I made templates to help me draw these steps on the cardboard.

So far I have made a decent collection of 12″ square pieces that I can just pick up and start working on one.

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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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