Friday, May 20, 2016

This and that

©2016 Barry Smith - Mysterious  image on a pile of gravel  - extraterrestrial artists?
Most of today has been taken up with art stuff but not making - an art meeting about the exhibition , workshops etc in Japan in October; a community meeting; and a studio visit by a bunch of printmakers. However during the week art was done including a full day on Wednesday when Fiona and I collaborated on cutting and etching the pages  or three large freestanding aluminium artists'  books; and I completed a couple of Artisan Lamps to give a client a choice of lamps for a birthday gift.

A couple more photos of cutting metal and painting the backs on a pile of gravel as a resist against the etching solution.

©2016 Barry Smith - Cutting 4 large pages (80cm x 60cm)
©2016 Barry Smith - Painting 'resist' on the back of a large page
©2016 Barry Smith - What the gravel pile looked like after painting the backs of 9 pages
And those couple of Artisan Lamps.

©2016 Barry Smith - Tall (about 55cm high) Artisan Lamp 
©2016 Barry Smith - Tall (about 55cm high) Artisan Lamp 
©2016 Barry Smith - Standard Blowtorch Artisan Lamp
©2016 Barry Smith - Standard Blowtorch Artisan Lamp
The client chose the more standard blow torch lamps.  More on the big etched books on Sunday as I hope to rivet the pages together tomorrow. Now off to a printmakers' BBQ.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I do love your artisan lamps, Barry!

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