Friday, January 4, 2013

Foibles and Follies on Friday

Fiona's best friend and her husband Steve arrived today for a few days R&R. People come before art processes so I caught a couple of hours to create a couple of very simple Light Catchers.

One just uses the contrast between a square rust iron block and and an elegant thin crystal Fiona and I bought at a market in NYC. I named this piece Slice of Light.

©2013 Barry Smith - Slice of Light - formerly recycled chandelier crystal and plumbers die
The other is influence by our trip to Steampunk HQ in Oamaru in NZ - therefore has a Steampunk look; but again simple lines.

©2013 Barry Smith - Point of Light - formerly part of recycled crystal, gauge off a compressor and torch off a spirit torch.
©2013 Barry Smith - Point of Light - formerly part of recycled crystal, gauge off a compressor and torch off a spirit torch.
And they actually do catch and shatter light as seen in the photos below: three rainbows on the table; and a rainbow on the gauge Point of Light.

©2013 Barry Smith - Rainbow on gauge
©2013 Barry Smith - Slice of Light catches and reflects light
Always good to squeeze a little creativity in on Friday - now off to join the others and drink a glass or two of red.


  1. brilliant -
    you are a light bringer in so many ways - it is this tension in opposites that is so interesting and satisfying - no one does it like you do!

  2. Fabulous! Love point of light especially.

  3. ~b...the crystal pieces are perfectly paired with the bits of metal used...point of light reminds me of a rocket waiting to take flight...fascinating pieces you have created this are bending and shaping and casting radiant light...blessings be with you and yours~

  4. Slice of Light is perfectly named! Truly beautiful. Point of Light makes me want to rush into my studio. Inspirational as always. Enjoy the red, B.

  5. love this Point of Light. Good that you snuck in some creative time too. Must have felt like a shot in the arm.

  6. MJ, AA, B, C & SB - thanks for checking out my time constrained offerings; and they did make me smile - great to be able to just squeeze a little time to create. MJ - light is so important don't you think? AA - glad you liked PoL - and are you settled into your new place? B - always good to give nature a hand - bending and fracturing light is good and done gently. C - I know you have heaps of stuff in your collection - looking forward to seeing some creations in 2013. SB - not surprised you would get the tension between the crystal and rusted metal block. All - go well - peace. B


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