Sunday, September 4, 2011

Starlight - light catcher

Another small (150mm X 150mm) light catcher in the making. This one is called Starlight - a small star portal.
Barry Smith © Starlight - star portal
As you can see from the photo below it still requires quite a bit of cleaning and polishing but the construction work in the main is complete including cutting 5mm thick brass plate (a recycled name plate off a building), drilling and tapping into the base of the uprights and drilling and cutting the brass rod.  I think the two uprights are hardened drill or jack-hammer tips - they came to me in a box of tool junk. The brass bas will contrast nicely with the steel uprights. The crystal needs to be fixed - just testing it out in these shots

Barry Smith © Starlight - polishing yet to be done
I was working quickly on this piece so the tools just kept building up.

Barry Smith © Messy bench???
Some people think they have layers - but what about the layers of tools on the bench

Barry Smith © Layers!!!
The good thing about work spaces they can be restored to neat and tidy reasonably quickly - whereas creativity just needs its moment.

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful assemblage.
    I like the contrast of the iron and the light catcher.
    Something fragile, something solid and strong.

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  2. Jack-hammer tips transformed into art! Great to see layers of tools on your work bench. My problem is usually layers of scrap metal. I don't know where to put it all and can never find what i want.

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  3. what a beauty B! you know i've been following a series called Ancient Aliens ... and Starlight really reminds me of some of the fascinating stuff they showed there about alien visitations to the ancient megalithic sites.

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  4. Layers are good... so's the light catcher.

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  5. Oh my, I have layers on my work bench... Love the light catcher - this one has a special quality.

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  6. Barry, I love how you are able to see the wonderful possibilities in just about anything! You have such an amazing affinity for putting different materials together! Bravo!

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  7. ML, R, L, JM, S & P - glad you liked the lovely contrast between the hardened steel and the fragile crystal. R&S - sounds like we have something in common - filing by piling and layering - when cleaning up one does risk losing good stuff. P - thanks for the compliment - I had looked at those two hardened tips for about two months and just knew that I needed to create with them - but the base and the link had not surfaced and then it happened - the muse arrived or as L says aliens!!! Go well and may we all see and create well. B

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  8. Hello, Barry

    Your work is embraced in your gentleness.
    The internal vitality is just life.

    Have a good weekend.

    Greetings and hug.
    From Saga, Japan.
    ruma ❁

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  9. juxtaposition working well here

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Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.