Apart from the wood post form; the other main element is long slender jagged slices of rusted metal. The shards are cut from offcuts of rusted 3mm thick sheet mild steel I had in my rust bank using an off-cut blade in a handheld side grinder. Each shard is unique in shape. The shards of rust gradually spiral up each post to give a sense of movement if one walks around the post.
|©2013 Barry Smith - Rusted apex of Shards|
|©2013 Barry Smith - Tallest of the three Shards posts|
|©2013 Barry Smith - Shards - an installation of three posts|
|©2013 Barry Smith - Detail of rusted shard and post|
|©2013 Barry Smith - Detail of rusted metal and top of a post|