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Nebula Explorer Sculpture / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

This is another in my space theme series. I imagine it being flung into space like a giant frisbee. I’ve mounted it on a beautiful Zebrawood hardwood base. https://www.etsy.com/listing/126996392/nebula-explorer-sculpture     Advertisements

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Found Metal Artifact Accent Lamp Number 67 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

I love using ‘found’ objects. I’m not sure what these are, but they are rusty and cool looking. Anybody can have something sleek and boring on their desk or shelf, but only adventurous individuals would choose something like this. If … Continue reading

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Making It / Found Metal Artifact Lamp Number 51 / Michael Smith / Milwaukee, WI

It’s curious how art/life happens sometimes.  I had ‘designed’ this piece without the large bolt on the front, but when I had the rest of it together, I decided it needed some weight on the front to make it more … Continue reading

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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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