Friday, January 28, 2011

the love is in place...


a most favorite gift
beaten and recycled...


 silver plate and brass leaf created  
 from a reclaimed jardiniere by Barry Smith
his generosity also included this most extraordinary 
little copper bowl...


Barry is an Australian sculptural artist and metal worker. 
These two phenomenal pieces were created by beating 
recycled metal from discarded objects.

Each time I admire Barry's work, 
the texture, details and designs take my breath away...

 Wire Whimsy by Barry Smith. To read more go here.

" I like textured and 3D artwork; artwork that has layers and embeds history and messages in and on the material; artwork that takes used, forgotten and discarded materials and objects and gives them new life, new forms, new meanings. My art encourages the viewer to not only be uplifted by an appealing or quirky form; but also to look for messages and personal meanings in the art." - Barry Smith


Double bowl font by Barry Smith. To read more go here.

"Much of my work reflects themes of peace, meditation, nature 
and our journey through our life and environment. 
Where possible I use found objects and salvaged 
or recycled materials in my work." - Barry Smith


Detail Shrine for Artist Blogging by Barry Smith. To read more go here.

Many thanks Barry for sharing your talent, inspiration and 
creative wonders with the online art community!


12 comments:

SooZeQue said...

Yes, resurrected rusty salvaged pieces are the best. Rust has always been my favorite color. Beautiful

stregata said...

Thank you for sharing, Lisa. His work is wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

Oh Lisa Such beautiful works and words!! Thank you so much for introducing us to Barry and his amazing work!!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

awesome pieces!

Debrina said...

It's always awesome to see such beauty salvaged from something that was once just refuse. An inspiring post, Lisa...Barry's a real find in himself!

lynda Howells said...

thanks for sharing such beautiful work.x lynda

Barry said...

L - Thanks for sharing my work with others - I am honoured that you took the time to do that. I look forward to following a few new rust lovers who have identified themselves as a result of the post. F and I have established a tumblr blog called rustlust but have not had the time to add much to it just yet. I also love the photos of the bowl and leaf on the stone - looks great - may they continue to bring positive energy into your space. B

Kim Palmer said...

Aren't these wonderful. I love the gum leaf!

Joanna B said...

These are beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing.

alteredbits said...

what gorgeous and stunning work! thank you so much for sharing -- his work is amazing!

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh yea, beautiful pieces, I agree, takes my breath away. Riki

Suzi Smith said...

ha.. great to see you connect with such a lovely person... i too am lucky enough to have one of his treasures sitting on the table top right here. You've done a brill job of showcasing his work... beautiful x

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