Sunday, March 25, 2012

Leaf cascade

I'm getting closer to assembling the pieces for Goondiwindi. One of the installations (Cascade of Leaves) will have 5 separate cascades of leaves such as the one in the photo below.

Barry Smith © Cascade of Leaves 1
Each of the 5 cascades has 15 foldformed recycled anodised alumimium leaf forms. In the cascades I have used aluminium with autumn tones. The 5 cascades will be suspended from the ceiling in a cluster.

Barry Smith © Cascade of Leaves 1
Barry Smith © Cascade of Leaves 1+ A Line of Leaves
I took a very short video of the cascade - as it is very light it moves with the slightest movement of air. The over all installation will have a gentle kinetic movement - like leaves moving and falling.

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Cascade of leaves - gentle movement with the breeze.

Fiona and I caught up with Jo Murray this afternoon at an artists gathering at gallery that has been taken over by local artist Heather Gall.

Barry Smith © Mixed metal stash saved from the rubbish tip
Jo and I had arranged to do a bit of a swap at the gathering - a pair of raw foldformed leaves from me for recycled metal from Jo.

10 comments:

  1. oh how pretty B! like windchimes really and the mobile at the back would look so cool in a group at doorways :)
    and what treasures Jo brought!! those chalices!!!

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  2. be still my heart- why did i not see this coming? for surely they belong moving in the air as the real ones do... as a lover of mobiles - i deeply admire yours... i hope you are going to show clb... you have taken the leaf forms and elevated them in such incredible ways...

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  3. oh, barry, i can so imagine how this will turn out. love the cascades!

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  4. Good trade! Love all the possibilities with 3d... sound, movement in 2d, its all an illusion.

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  5. Your leaf cascades will move and whisper just like real ones... perfect. Thanks for the link and particularly my fabulous leaves.

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  6. ~barry...autumnal colors to be savored...no wind or weather will not lay hands upon these leaves...they will forever remain!!! what a fabulous thought to create a mesmerizing cascade of leaves...love it!!! it really is a nice touch when you add these little videos for us...your gifts received...i can't wait to see what magic you will perform with such...be well and much love light and blessings shining brightly upon you and yours~

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  7. I like your description word.. cascade... of light and color and motion.. wonderful.

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  8. A wonderful direction to take your leaves!

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  9. LT, MD, V, VA, JM, B, D & R - glad the whimsical cascading mobiles resonated with you and thanks for comments. I hope over the weekend I will create another for and hope to hang them and just see what a multiple of cascades looks like. LT & MD - even with the slightest breeze they do chime - walking by can set them in gentle motion. V&D - I of course agree cascades is a lovely term for the gentle fall of leaves. JM - your welcome re link and thanks for the stash I still have to check out what the metal is in what LT calls goblets. B - the videos do bring somethings to life; and I have tried to do the autumn colours deliberately. Go well and see happiness. B

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