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Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Year Of The Mobius is TODAY

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

#1 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

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

#2 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

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

#3 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

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

#4 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

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

#5 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

Only 5 days 'til the Event!
Hey Folks - It's "Marvelous Monday" here in the studio. Last week to finish things up before the big show this weekend. Let's do something FUN...Want to meet me in the Plaza tomorrow night? I'm going to finish up in the studio and head down to "Tuesdays in the Plaza" to hear the country tunes of Patsy & The Bobcats. Join Me at 6pm on Tuesday, August 14 at the Healdsburg Plaza. My Team and I are going to be there in Dragon Logo T Shirts so look for us. We have a lucky fortune for you!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

#6 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

Museum Hours: Open Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 4-7pm
There's new inventory at the Museum Store for The Year Of The Mobius! I'm proud to present my newest Portfolio Book. It has expanded to 64 pages and is in full color. Also available will be my coffee table book titled "T30: Three Decades of Excellence" and Dragon Logo T Shirts, Pet Bowls and Mobius Earrings! The Countdown Continues.....

Saturday, August 11, 2012

#7 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

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

#8 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

Lori, T Barny, Melinda = The T Barny Team
T     A lot of people ask me, "What does the T stand for?" I like to say Terrific! I also say Touch because where words fail, sculpture touches. But I also need to say Team. The T Barny Team consists of Lori Mole, my Marketing Director - Me - and my lovely wife Dr. Melinda Barnard. We bounce ideas back and forth, we vote and compromise on things we want included in these events. Lori has been part of the picture for 7 years now. We definitely make a Terrific Team!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

#9 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

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

#10 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

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

#11 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

Melinda did it again! Here's her 4th video showing the steps of how I do what I do. The true Celtic Knot and my logo shape are known as a TREFOIL. My curvilinear sculptures are designed to be a MOBIUS. The Year Of The Mobius will be educational and entertaining! We are receiving all of our "Museum Store" items: T30 Books, Portfolio Books, T Shirts, Earrings and Pet Bowls. You are going to be blown away with how clever we've gotten this year. Lori, Melinda & I are doing another walk through this afternoon to make sure we have everything in place. It's all happening in 11 Days!

Monday, August 6, 2012

#12 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

8-18-2012 Open for Tattoos!!
I like to open my studio to the public. I like to keep it fun. I love what I do and I'm excited to see people react to my sculptures and have a great time. Lori, Melinda & I brainstorm up ideas typically 10 months in advance for these themed annual events. One of my ideas this year is to have Tattoos. Of course, they are temporary but colorful and FUN. On Saturday, August 18, come get your tattoo on!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

#13 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

Late Hours in the Studio
Ok - so time marches on. My calendar countdown has me down to less than 2 weeks. I'm working on this Trefoil that is really testing my concentration and strength. There's also 4 other pieces that I'm working on at the same time that I would love to be part of the show. My days are getting hotter and longer in the studio but I can say that this is going to be one of the most incredible shows I've ever had! 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

#14 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

Personalized Fortune Cookies for 8-18-2012
We just got an email that the fortune cookies we ordered are on their way. We found a company in Maryland that makes the cookies and creates personalized messages. They are designed with special Mobius wishes. For the past 2 months, we've had a running list of fun, creative messages. Then we narrowed it down to 3 winning messages. At the event, you can see what they are but here are a couple of examples. These didn't make the cut but as you can see, we had fun with it! "May your life be filled with never ending Mobius surprises." "May you find yourself 'Stone in Love'."

Friday, August 3, 2012

#15 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

The Year Of The Mobius Dragon Logo by Joey Manfre
As you know, 2012 celebrates the Chinese New Year with "The Year of the Dragon". Well, Melinda talked to Joey about our theme idea for this year's event and the next day we magically saw my logo transformed into this dragon. This amazing, local graphic artist is Joey Manfre. He also put together my Portfolio Books and my T30 Book both of which will be For Sale at the event. Check out his website at: joeyink.com

Thursday, August 2, 2012

#16 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

Sander & Clara - My Studio Dogs
Sander and Clara had to put in their 2 cents at our last Event Planning Meeting. We did a walk through the yard with Lori's newest map of plans. After all these years, Melinda can calculate how many hours I have in the studio to get done what I want to get done. We write the countdown days on the calendar. I have 16 days until the event and the pressure is here to finish what I want to finish for the show. I think you'll be amazed! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

#17 of 30 Countdown to 8-18-2012

Making the Cut - Literally!
You're Invited! I just posted a FACEBOOK event announcing "The Year Of The Mobius". It's Open To The Public, there's no RSVP but I would love to know if you're coming! It's going to be quite a show. It's easy to get this blog streamed to your phones daily. Just enter your email in the upper right bar so that you don't miss out on all the great event news. And confirm your attendance on FACEBOOK. You will be amazed with the magical, mathematical tricks that Augustus Mobius will perform on August 18th.