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!