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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 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.

A selection of my work can be seen at Purloin Studio…

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  • Joined December 22, 2010

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Found objects, metal, stone, hardwood

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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 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.

A selection of my work can be seen at Purloin Studio http://purloinstudio.com/ in Menomonee Falls, Wi, and The Flying Pig http://www.theflyingpig.biz/ gallery in Algoma, Wi.

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