Sunday, May 15, 2016

Metal and wood

©2016 Barry Smith  - Contrast of timber, etched and un-etched aluminium
Over the weekend the post and 'seat' sculptures were completed. Final sanding and oiling were done; and etched aluminium was attached to the timber.

The metal was both glued and screwed to the timber.

©2016 Barry Smith- Glueing and screwing the panels into routed sections of the posts
©2016 Barry Smith - Glued panels under weights (2X 20kg weights)
I'm pleased with the final results  - strong pieces that should make a mark in a sympathetic way in the landscape.

©2016 Fiona Dempster - Post sculpture in the carport - always other bits in the background
©2016 Fiona Dempster - Top of the upright post - the top plate with protect the timber and hopefully stop or reduce splitting.
©2016 Barry Smith - Seat (about .8m long) - there will be an etched sign attached to the front - we retained the natural indentations of the tree.
I will do a blog post on the sculptures once they are installed; and have been officially opened to the public.


  1. Beautiful, Barry. Look forward to seeing them on site. Will the metal still rust even with the colorization?

  2. V, VA & C - thanks for checking out the sculptural work & for your positive and encouraging comments. V & VA - hopefully in a couple of weeks I will have photos of the work installed. All - go well. B


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