I planned to use my time over there to search for silver-plated trays for my metal work. As it turned out there was no metal to be had; but I did manage to buy a great heavy copper hammer and a few light fittings; and I got to take a few photos of some local art including a couple of photos of posts as you can see at the end of this blog post.
Today I finished the community timber monolith (post) I was making on Friday. I love how the etched aluminium contrasts beautifully against the sanded and oiled timber.
|©2017 Barry Smith - Etched aluminium (5cm high and 12cm long) screwed to timber post|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Drilled ready for attaching|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Side faces of the post|
|©2017 Barry Smith- Front and side face (the plaque will sit between the two small etched plates at the top of the front face of the post - I cut a larger plate in half and reground the edges to make the two small plates).|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Looking down on the top plate and front face.|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Detail off an etched plate (rotated on its side)|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Post on top of 3cubic meters of gravel|
Those couple of Toowoomba images.
|©2017 Barry Smith - Indigenous story posts created by Aboriginal welding-engineering students over 20 years ago - and still telling their story|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Corner detail of a very large granite column (post) near the Toowoomba regional gallery.|