Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wishing You Happy Holidays
'Tis The Season
To Reflect On The Year
Which Gives Me Reason
To Be Poetic & Bend Your Ear
'The Year Of The Mobius' It Was
Sander & Clara Heard The Buzz
Sculptures Were Creatively Carved
From Stone Blocks In My Yard
Melinda Supports Me & My Work
Lori Markets Me; Optimism Is Her Quirk
My Galleries Graciously Represent Me
Exhibiting My Art For You To See
My Reception Schedule Is Full
The Studio Has No Set Rules
I Use Chainsaws & Tools That Are Pneumatic
Always Striving For The Dramatic
So With Much Holiday Spirit
I Start To End This Poetic Lyric
Thank You For Your Interest In My Sculpture
I Wish You Health, Love & Culture
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
|Join Me for ARTrails - October 20-21 from 10am-5pm|
Great crowd last weekend! People came to 'pound rock', find out where I get my stone and see the gallery and sculpture gardens. They were also tasting award winning Mobius Wines, getting a dragon tattoo and seeing what their Mobius Fortune Cookie has in store for them. Don't miss all the fun. This next weekend is the last weekend for ARTrails. I look forward to seeing you!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
|Join Me for ARTrails - October 13-14 & 20-21 from 10am-5pm|
Saturday, August 18, 2012
TODAY is the Day!!! I hope to see all of you at The Year Of The Mobius here at the T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens. I'm very excited and pleased with the show set-up. It looks amazing when you walk in and there's so much going on! We have a special guest...August Ferdinand Mobius will be here today. We have a Fortune Teller, there's Mobius Wines, Chinese Beer, Live Music and even Dragon Tattoos! So join me as I celebrate "The Year Of The Mobius". See you between 4pm-7pm here in the beautiful Alexander Valley.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Sander & Clara are supervising the set-up for "The Year Of The Mobius". I've been displaying my work by sections of the yard. All Mobius and Trefoil sculptures have their own designated area. Then there's the Gallery, Sculpture Gardens and the Bronze area. There is plenty to do today. Lori just made me title tags and Melinda just picked up the Chinese Beer and Rentals. Ok, I gotta get back to my list...the countdown ticks away...24 hours 'til the event!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
We're all working feverishly on the event set-up. The show is in 2 days! I've been moving pedestals, setting up walls and lots more. You should see my list. Lori is doing extra large poster signs, parking signs and set-up materials. And, Melinda is working on Mobius Fun Facts and wall displays. Her goal was to do 5 two minute videos and she just finished the 5th one - Yippee!! All of the video's will be on display during the event. See you Saturday between 4-7pm.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
|MOIRAE, Carrara Marble T BARNY 1982|
My 'signature form' - The MOBIUS. When I look back through the years, I realized that the first one came about just 2 years after I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. MOIRAE (pictured above) was the first true mobius that I had made in 1982. THISBE was also carved in 1982 and later became the first bronze casting. THISBE is a classic Mobius and I feel it represents a classic 'T Barny' for 30+ years now. Melinda has another video for you tomorrow of my journey of amazing Mobius sculptures. Come to The Year Of The Mobius on Saturday to see the latest and greatest Mobius and Trefoils.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
|UNLIN, Italian Alabaster T BARNY 1986|
When I look back at my career as a sculptor, I'm amazed to discover that I have created 35 trefoils prior to The Year Of The Mobius. "UNLIN" (pictured above) was the very first one; I did this in 1986. It is a true classic trefoil and was the inspiration for the "Bronze Series" which came later. On August 18 at The Year Of The Mobius I will be unveiling 2 new trefoils! Last night I looked over these past 35 images. I realized that while the form is universal, making trefoils is remarkable and it is extremely rare to have 2 in one show.
Monday, August 13, 2012
|Only 5 days 'til the Event!|
Sunday, August 12, 2012
|Museum Hours: Open Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 4-7pm|
Saturday, August 11, 2012
|T Barny Trefoil Mobius carved from Utah Calcite|
Ok, so it's time for a few Mobius antedotes. Here you go....Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Strip? To get to the other...um...er...wait...that's not it...uh...the same side? Or - think about this - An ant and his friends decided to make their trail by going 'round and 'round and 'round. Finally they decided this is quite a path. All we've found is that the other side just isn't there. And, did you know that Augustus Ferdinand Mobius inspired many to have the same name? There's Mobius Wines from Healdsburg, CA which we will be serving here on 8-18-2012. MOBIUS is also the name of a Poetry Magazine and an Acrobatic Stunt called The Mobius Flip. Just things to think about this weekend. Enjoy!
Friday, August 10, 2012
|Lori, T Barny, Melinda = The T Barny Team|
Thursday, August 9, 2012
|Charles Sepos, KRCB|
Charles Sepos, KRCB Radio, will be interviewing me in Friday's segment called "Curtain Call". He interviews performing, visual, and literary artists. Recent guests include Jeffrey Kahane, David Grisman and Me! I invite you to tune into 91 FM tomorrow between 12 noon and 1pm when he interviews me. We will be giving away one of my books titled "T30: Three Decades of Excellence". And, you'll hear the inside scoop about The Year Of The Mobius.
|Presenting My Book - T30 'Three Decades of Excellence'|
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Today's My Birthday! I can't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than to have a show of my work this month. Pretty cool to have my birthday in August when the Mobius Mathematician's name is also August. (August Ferdinand Mobius) This is the ad that came out today in the Marin Independent Journal. Watch for it also tomorrow in the Healdsburg Tribune, Sebastopol Times & Windsor Times. I've been hearing that people are enjoying seeing the blog every day. Just enter your email to the right and you'll see the rest of the countdown as you have your coffee in the morning.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
|8-18-2012 Open for Tattoos!!|
Sunday, August 5, 2012
|Late Hours in the Studio|
Saturday, August 4, 2012
|Personalized Fortune Cookies for 8-18-2012|
Friday, August 3, 2012
|The Year Of The Mobius Dragon Logo by Joey Manfre|
Thursday, August 2, 2012
|Sander & Clara - My Studio Dogs|
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
|Making the Cut - Literally!|
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
|A Mobius Strip Diagram|
Sunday, July 29, 2012
|August Ferdinand Mobius (1790-1868)|
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
|CATENA, 'Chain of Connected Ideas'|
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
|Postcard Invite (back) complete with QR code for the new web page|
P.O.A. You need a 'Plan Of Action' to pull off an event of this size that's why I have Melinda and Lori as my Marketing Team. We all brainstorm, think outside of the "block" and build on ideas to formulate an annual event. It takes all 3 of us to bounce the ideas back and forth, proof postcards and stick to a theme. This is what you'll see on the back of the postcard invite. I hope you're on my mailing address! If not, email Lori your snail mail: email@example.com
Monday, July 23, 2012
|Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir & Zinfandel for 8-18-2012|
Sunday, July 22, 2012
|The Room With A View ... of Sculpture|
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
|"The Year Of The Dragon" 2012|
|This year in San Francisco, the Chinese New Year parade was January 23, 2012. It is the year to celebrate "The Year Of The Dragon". My "Marketing Team", Melinda and Lori, thought it is my year to devote my studio time to "The Mobius". I'm set for the challenge and ready to tackle those blocks of stone.|
Thursday, July 19, 2012
|Some of the many Stone Blocks in my yard.|
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
It's Official - The 30 DAY COUNTDOWN to the annual T Barny Gallery and Sculpture Garden event begins July 19, 2012.
Have you ever seen something so beautiful that it still remains in your mind? You meant to go back and see it again. You meant to find out more about where it came from, who made it and how. Years later you have to know the answers but the artist has moved onto a new style of work. It is no longer available. What do you desire? Timeless elegance? Save The Date 8-18-2012. Rare Pieces Available.
WHO: Sculptor T Barny presents his unique tribute to "The Mobius"
WHAT: The Celebration is a FREE, One Day, Open to the Public Event
WHERE: T Barny Gallery and Sculpture Gardens 4370 Pine Flat Road in Healdsburg, CA
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 4-7pm
WHY: Discover what Augustus Ferdinand Mobius, T Barny Sculpture and The Year Of The Dragon have in common.
HOW: The MOBIUS has been a source of intrique and mystery to many. It is the visual manifestation of the geometric formula which describes an object with one side and one surface. T Barny continually conquers the challenge of creating the MOBIUS out of stone in his rare and unusual sculptures.
Celebrate The Year Of The Mobius 8-18-2012!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
|PLASSEIN, Persian Onyx, 21in.x 18in.x 17in. T BARNY 2012|