Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Off to the show

One of the challenges with larger works is that one cannot pop them in the post and send them off to an exhibition.

©2013 Barry Smith - Shards - pack in the car - ready to go
So today Fiona and I headed off to Goondiwindi, a five hour drive away, to drop off Shards, my post installation, for the Aspects Art Show.

©2013 Fiona Dempster - Shards and spikes for holding them in place
©2013 Fiona Dempster - Detail of top of one of the posts and rusted studio-gallery sign
The photos show the three posts sitting under cover near the the shed studio-gallery to dry off before they were packed in the car. The middle post is about 1.5m high and with the rusted shards of iron and the heavy plate iron base it is heavy - really best handled by two people.

And below is a strangely deformed leaf we found on a morning walk - this aberration could make an appearance in my piece for the COMA exhibition (for the love of trees).

©2013 Barry Smith - Leaf and rust
Hoping the round trip goes well and that Shards adds to the art show.


  1. Oh so exciting! .... and with a name like Goondiwindi I'm enchanted.

  2. Good luck with the exhibition! Your installation looks beautiful.

  3. Shards look absolutely gorgeous B!!! even standing in the shed. love the artistic sculptural curves of the rusted metal paired with the powerful lines of the wood. I'm sure they will do super well in the exhibition.

  4. Hope the drive is a pretty one! Look forward to seeing the installation, I imagine you'll share? Be well :)

  5. ~good morning b...shards most certainly will add a special flare to the art show...they are fascinatingly wonderful pieces you have wishes to you and hope you have a good drive to and fro...much love light and blessings~


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