I was a bit surprised to see I had covered quite a bit of territory art wise in 2015. Some of what I thought were highlights, not in order of priority, were:
My artists book Futility, originally made for the 14-18 Pieces for Peace exhibition in Ieper, was also exhibited in the Redland Gallery in sync with their Personal Histories exhibition. The book was purchased by the gallery for their artists book collection.
|©2015 Barry Smith - Futility (the futility of war)|
|©2015 Barry Smith - River of Stars - 21 individually hammered starburst bowls|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Precious Library of Peace - twenty-one small silver-plated riveted books with peace sayings and quotes|
|©2015 Barry Smith - One of Meg's hoards -I recycled metal several people throughout the year|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Bit of mish-mash of pieces - but an opportunity to test the metal smelter and graphite crucibles and forms|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Drift of Leaves - twenty-one silver-plated leaf forms ranging in size from 12cm to 17cm|
|© 2015 Barry Smith - Bending 3|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Peace Posts|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Imagine Peace - cemented into place|
|©2015 Barry Smith - One of my Artisan Lamps|
|©2015 Barry Smith - A stash of Leafspoons|
Heaps of thanks to fellow artists and non-artists who have supported and encouraged me throughout 2015; including those who have visited this blog and have left supportive comments.