michael smith's Profile
I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. Each of my creations is absolutely one of a kind. I generally spend more time on the design than the actual creation of a piece. 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.
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…
- Joined December 22, 2010