Friday, March 30, 2018

Vase with flowers ready for art show

©2018 Barry Smith - Vase with Flowers and Leaves
I got a bit of time in the studio-garage yesterday and quite a bit today. Ken has offered to transport my entry into the Aspects Art Show to Goondiwindi if I had it completed over the weekend. So that was the focus off my studio time.

I had to make one last flower and adapt my original prototype - I wanted to have 7 flowers in the end. I have had to use quite a large tulip vase for the last flower form as I had not been able to source a smaller one.

©2018 Barry Smith 
Flowers were ready for their final grind and polish.

©2018 Barry Smith
©2018 Barry Smith - Flower heads looking good
It had been suggested to me that I might attach leaves to the flowers. I rather liked the sparse for of the flowers asa you can see in the photo below.

©2018 Barry Smith Vase with Flowers 
But I decided to compromise and make some detached leaves to add to the arrangement.

©2018 Barry Smith - Patinated leaf forms glued to brass tubing
Fiona helped me with deciding on the balance between the height of the vase and the length of the stems of the flowers. I think we have got it right - used glass beads to raise the stems up and also to lock them in place once they were arranged.

©2018 Barry Smith - Vase with Flowers and Leaves
©2018 Barry Smith - Leaf forms make it appear more like a floral arrangement
I now need to document what I have done and pack the lot for Ken to take on his trip. The final piece stands at about 1m high.


  1. (((Barry))) I like the arrangement better without the leaves but that's here looking at photos, you are there looking at the real thing!

  2. This is a winner Barry. Have loved this concept since I saw you first (solo) flower posted. It just works.

  3. Very noice, I like this a lot
    N xxx

  4. A musical bouquet of flowers; the flowers resemble trumpets; whimsy and majesty.

  5. Good works are created from good tools.
    The best compliment.

    I wish You all the best.
    Greeting and hug.

    From Japan, ruma


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