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!|