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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wish List

I just got back from San Francisco where I was delivering a couple of pieces. They found new homes for the Holidays. On my drive back, I started thinking about my wish list. A new studio apron would be nice as mine has huge rips in it and, of course, I always want more stone and maybe some rock candy in my stocking. What's on your wish list? One of my sculptures? I have a new 6 month layaway plan this year that has been very popular. We can gift wrap a photograph of your selected sculpture so you'll have something under the tree. Check out the newest work on my website: http://www.tbarny.com HoHoHo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G !
What drives you? Are you following your passion? When working on something, do you know what the outcome will be? I've been thinking a lot lately about what drives me. I am following my passion carving in stone but I don't plan on knowing the outcome. For me, that is part of the "discovery" process. I am constantly evolving by discovering my designs hidden in the stone. I typically core drill a hole or two ...or three... into the stone. I discover what the stone wants me to do with it's design. We work together to create my sculpture. It's a thrilling process for me; one that I look forward to in my studio everyday. Have a great holiday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wanna Dance?

I'm dancing into next year with a full schedule that's for sure. I just delivered 3 new pieces for the Ira Wolk Gallery show called the "Director's Choice" in St. Helena. I just shipped 2 new pieces to my newest gallery in North Carolina called the Broadhurst Gallery. I'm working on about 8 pieces at one time right now and I've already had a meeting for next year's big event called T30. I'm going to be celebrating 30 years of making sculpture. My 2011 schedule is back to back and includes an alumni show at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. Dance around a bit and plan exciting things in your schedule next year. It makes me feel like my inspiration is fresh, my ideas are solid and I am moving forward. The piece above is titled DANSEUR which mean 'Dancer'. It is carved from New Mexican Pipestone and measures 30"H x 14"W x 5"L. One week 'til Turkey Day.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Surface Transition

When I could see my breath in the cold studio today I knew it was time to use my little propane heater! I've been working on this "pointed style" design lately. It's all about "Surface Transition" - I take a little off here and a little off there, look at it and then take a little off here and a little off there. Then look at it again. It's not like bending paper; it's 3-dimensional. From edge to edge, I need to be aware of how it flows. These new designs still have my classic curvilinear approach but with a directional evolution going on throughout the piece. The piece above is titled, "SESTET" which means the 'Last 6 Lines in a Sonnet'. It measures 20"H x 13"W x 7"L. I carved it from a block of Picasso Marble. Enjoy it online or picture it in your home or office.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

How Cool Is That?

Technology - Gotta Love It! As of this morning, I now have video on my blog. Check it out above. Pretty Cool!
Recent ARTrails guests also thought this was a pretty cool sculpture. They were mostly attracted to the smooth, finished surface of the stone and the surprise of the raw edge. This piece is titled BREACH which means 'Rend'. It stands 19"tall x 13"wide and 5"deep. It is available here at the studio for $4000. I carved it from a block of Utah Calcite. You can see the white at the edge; that is what the outside of the block looks like. You don't know what you'll find until you carve into it. How cool is that?