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Get to Know... Mick Whitcomb

10 . 20 . 2017

Fixated on the American machine age and the advent of electric lighting, new One of a Kind Show artist Mick Whitcomb converts 19th Century machines and scientific instruments into utilitarian art.

One of a Kind:  Tell us more about your work.

Mick:  The artifacts that my pieces are built from showcase the origins of industry that modern culture is based off of.  Each piece has been rediscovered, reworked and reimagined to bring renewed functions to innovative yet obsolete machines of the past.

One of a Kind:  How did you get started?

Mick:  I have always collected a wide range of Victorian innovations that molded modern culture.  My (Artifacts) line is made in an effort to bring these significant innovations from the past out of the hands of collectors and archives of museums and return them to a prominent place in the home where then can be admired for their beauty and utility everyday.

One of a Kind:  Who inspires you?

Mick:  I am most inspired by artists like Marcel Duchamp and Yves Klein who broke barriers for what people thought art was supposed to be.

One of a Kind:  If you weren't an artist, what would you be?

Mick:  An architect.

See Mick Whitcomb's work up close and meet him in person in December!