Category Archives: metal

Making It / Found Metal Artifact Lamp Number 59 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

I love using ‘found’ objects. I don’t know what these pieces of metal were intended for, but they were in a large recycling bin, so that’s just what I did! I’ve mounted this on a beautiful Leopardwood base. https://www.etsy.com/listing/126838466/found-metal-artifact-lamp-number-59  

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Making It / Found Metal Artifact Sculpture With Light Number 53 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee WI

I went to my local auto repair shop and asked my friend, the manager, what old parts he had for me. He just pointed out the back door, and told me to take what I wanted. This part, he told … Continue reading

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Found Object Sculpture With Light Number 27 / 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Found Metal Artifact Accent Sculpture Lamp Number 49 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

This is another in my series of found object sculptures with a vintage style light bulb. This was originally part of a bottle capper tool. I’ve mounted it on a beautiful block of hardwood. This lamp measures 7″w x 6″d … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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

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DASCHUND Found Object Sculpture With Light / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

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 … Continue reading

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In Orbit / Found Object Sculpture With Light / Mike 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 … Continue reading

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BALLS / Making It / Mike Smith / Milwaukee, WI

The idea behind this lamp is quite simple, really. If you are getting ‘ideas’ and want to communicate this with your partner non-verbally, you can simply switch this lamp on. If your partner leaves the lamp on, it may be … Continue reading

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