Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday fragments

There has been very little time for art play today. The day has been taken up in the main with work in our community.

I did manage to bring in a few fragments of iron (offcuts from leaves and shards) that I had stamped yesterday and put out in the rain to begin the curing process. Whilst the curing has not finished you can see some quite nice colours are appearing. I think I will just keep making these peace fragments until I have a really good stash. Fiona and I thought they could be installed on top of The Wall (of books) - we will see. Still it would be good to have a 100 or so of these fragments.

©2013 Barry Smith - Rusted on Peace
©2013 Barry Smith - Fragments of Peace
©2013 Barry Smith - Speak Peace Now
©2013 Barry Smith - Give Peace a Chance

©2013 Barry Smith - Rusted Peace Fragments
The stamping was done using 6mm plumbers letters, a 4lb hammer (small sledge hammer) and my larger anvil. Had to hold the letters with pliers as I was a little worried about my fingers. Photos are not great as the light was not good at the end of the day.

I was asked to stamp a few healing sayings on scrap metal - so I did manage those today. They will go on a keying and therefore be a reminder to the owner.

©2013 Barry Smith - Inspiration
As you know I made a stash of Peace Book pendants. Several of these have gone to new homes but a couple have made their way into my shop.

©2013 Barry Smith - a Conclave of Peace Book pendants
I think I hear a glass of red wine calling me.


  1. Barry- Really enjoying all the Peace you are spreading around. The colors and shapes of the "curing" pieces are really beautiful. I love the idea of the books-little reminders to think about Peace.--Julie

  2. You are always busy Barry...sooooo productive. Those pendants are to die for... well perhaps not exactly 'die', but you know what I mean.

  3. these peace books continue to enchant me Barry. May have to look more closely once I return as one may need to find its way to a friend of mine .....

  4. Such rich colours of the rusty fragments, very beautiful, B. I love all this peace you are spreading, we can't get enough of it.

  5. Enjoy your red wine, Barry - I love the work.

  6. ~look at all the richness and beauty that i have been missing...barry you just keep creating wondrous bits...i love the fragments of well~

  7. CO, TB, JM, S, C, MW & B - a little bit of rust and peace can bring a few of us out of the woodwork - glad you enjoyed the rusting fragments as much as I do. CO - thanks for beautiful comment. TB - yes - peace is to be enjoyed. JM - peace pendants - to live for!!! C - I'm always amazed at the difference in the rust colouring - the early stages of curing out some wild yellows and reds. MW - must say it was an enjoyable red. B - the fragments of peace is a good way to use those iron scraps and to send a few peace ripples out. Go well. B


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