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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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Asteriod Miner Spaceship / email

I just had to post the following email I received about this lamp!  Below the photo, I’ve reprinted the info from my Etsy listing. Asteroid Miner Spaceship ZXCVB 109q Floor Lamp With Vintage Style Bulb and Solar Powered Propeller, listing … Continue reading

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Upcycling Article / Milwaukee Journal / Mike Smith

Upcycling/recycling is becoming more mainstream! Upcyclers give new life to items that might otherwise be tossed. Angela Peterson Michael Smith is an artist who uses re-purposed materials to make pieces of art, such as this little free library at his … Continue reading

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My Most Favorite Comment/Review Ever!

This has got to be my favorite comment about my work, ever.  I only make things that are interesting to me, and don’t think about whether someone else will ‘like’ them.  Actually, I’m somewhat surprised that I do sell as … Continue reading

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