Mick Whitcomb is a Missouri based artist who specializes in one-of-a-kind furniture and lighting made from architectural and industrial salvage. Mick and his wife Paige travel the world sourcing unique materials for their locally made "Artifacts" line. Fixated on the American machine age and the advent of electric lighting, Mick converts 19th century machines and instruments into utilitarian art. By conserving the artifacts, and using reproduction hardware such as brass sockets, and lighting technologies that would have been true to the turn of the century, Mick creates light fixtures from innovative, yet obsolete machines of the past. Each piece has been personally re-discovered, re-worked, and re-imagined to bring renewed function to a past generation of machines.
HANDMADE IN THE AMERICAN MIDWEST
Photos by Pamela Montanez