Tag Archives: mixed media

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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Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment Project Planned To Save Earth From Space Rocks

According to this article ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/asteroid-impact-deflection-assessment-earth-space-rocks_n_2497672.html?utm_hp_ref=science), “European space officials are seeking ideas to help develop a mission to knock an asteroid off its course, in case one day humans must pull off such a stunt to save Earth from a … 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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Artist of the Day / Raoul de Keyser / Deinze, Belgium

“De Keyser was born in 1930 in Deinze, Belgium, where he still lives and works, and attended the Academy of Fine Arts from 1963 to 1964.”  To read more ‘artspeak’ about him, go to the link at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Eric Daigh / Traverse City, Michigan

Recently, I’ve been (not consciously) finding artists who push the boundaries of more traditional art materials.  Today it is push pins! “Whether a symptom of corporate and social homogenization, or the four base pairs of DNA, we are products of … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Mark Khaisman, Philadelphia, PA

My previous Artist of the Day, Katina Huston, https://destructivetesting.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/artist-of-the-day-katina  uses ink on Mylar.  Mark Khaisman uses brown packing tape on backlit plexiglass! BORN 1958, Kiev, Ukraine.  Studied Art and Architecture in Moscow Architectural Institute, Moscow, Russia.      Lives and works in … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Katina Huston / Bay Area, California

Finding work like Katina’s is what keeps me going at this. “It began with a few drawings. I’d find a shadow and set the mylar underneath and draw what I saw. What I saw was a whole new world, utterly … Continue reading

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