Dragons Blood Tree
Many-layered steel sculpture on two levels of cradled board w/acrylic painted background - 4 ft. x 2 ft.
Dramatic red on pure black background. The tree has an unusual combination of ferocity and calm, sometimes seen in Asian art. The tree is more archetypal than realistic and projects the aggressive energy of a healthy totem.
At 48” tall by 24” wide, this is clearly a dominant piece, best hung where its dramatic vibe can be appreciated.
She wears her piercings and bling with consummate poise. Yet, she appears to have a "swelled head." Is she self-confident or does her self-image require her to maintain a trendy persona?
Guardian Shells 2
Steel sculpture elements encased in resin on cradled board w/acrylic painted background, tumbled stones and beach glass - 23" x 16". The shells have made a protected circle in the sand for the piece of beach glass. Does the glass look exotic to them? Hard to tell with mollusks.
Weed Ballet 2
Steel sculpture on cradled board w/gold-leaf and acrylic painted background with a crystal clear coating. - 22 x 10.
Steel sculpture on board w/acrylic painted background - 28"x32"
Lone Tree - Small Planet
Steel sculpture on cradled board w/acrylic painted background and steel-filing stone - 4 ft. x2 ft. The tree has always been a symbol of life - never more so than when it is the only one for miles. In this case, the very planet the tree occupies is tiny. [You can see this by its deeply curved horizon.] There is other vegetation on the landscape, but not a lot and the tree stands tall and alone above any other life-forms. You have to wonder how it got where it is. Why is this single occupant thri
Fishy Sightseers at a Shipwreck 2
Two-level wall sculpture with steel elements on acrylic painted board. The top level is resin encased which enhances the watery feel. 10 x 32 The sunken ship rests on a bit of reef and rock at the ocean’s floor. It is as bare of accoutrements as any stolen and stripped vehicle in a junk yard. No obvious deck hands or passengers are present, but a stream of aquatic visitors swims by. They gawk like any other curious witnesses to a long-ago disaster. The only evidence of their underwater tourism i
Reaching for Joy
This elegant, 3 foot tall, abstract piece captures the essence of the drive of living things to reach for their joy. The sculptural center pieces are carved and built up with layers of steel elements, enhanced with the glow of gold leaf. Barbara’s new crystal clear coating technique gives the work a jewel-like feeling. 36” x 12”
Backstairs to the Battlements
Steel on board w/tumbled stones and acrylic painted background - 22"x10"
Joy of Chaos 2
Dramatic abstract piece that celebrates the joy of creative chaos. Steel sculpture on cradled board w/gold-leaf and acrylic painted background with a crystal clear coating - 22" x 10"
Wayfarers Chapel II - Out There
Steel sculpture on cradled board w/acrylic painted background - 3' diameter Second in the series of cosmic Wayfarers Chapels, this structure projects a Neo-gothic vibe in the futuristic spire. Though the artist has used a visual up vs. down orientation in the piece, the chapel floats free of planetary gravitational influences. Other cosmic influences are suggested, even a potential black hole. The structure hangs in space as a beacon of calm and meditative comfort amid the turbulent forces aroun
Wayfarers Chapel #3 - Venusian Colony
Steel sculpture on cradled board w/acrylic painted background and steel-filings stone - 3' diameter "This large piece is the third of a series of cosmic wayfarers chapels. The premise behind all of them is that when/if humans conquer space travel, the travelers will need places, similar to the wayfarers chapels in the middle ages, non-denominational places where they can meditate, collect themselves, rest from travel and find a therapeutic peace. The first of this series clearly "hangs" in space
Old Blue Eyes
Steel sculpture on double-level board w/acrylic painted background, sculptured gears, and hangers - 8"x54" A powerful piece, conceived as a fanciful wingless dragon with a ridged back set off against a dramatic black, horizontal background.
Steel sculpture with tumbled stone on cradled-board-20"x10." From Earth , a monolith reaches skyward. A window to the cosmos appears.
Techno Garden -or- Venusian Sunflowers Practice Idolatry
Steel sculpture on board w/acrylic painted background and sculptured recycled metal pieces - 21"x32"
Scarf Dancer With Mask 2
Steel sculpture on cradled board w/acrylic painted background - 24"x12"
Steel sculpture on board w/acrylic painted background and glass - 28"x32"
Steel sculpture on cradled board w/acrylic painted background - 12"x12"
Steel sculpture on cradled board w/acrylic painted background - 30 x 10. This striking piece is evocative of the Latin sensibility - the warmth of Iberian nights and sensual dance and music. The steel elements are simple in their profiles, but lush in design. There is a hint of a matador's swirling cape in the circular motifs near the bottom.
Tree With Falling Stars 2
Steel sculpture on 2-level cradled board w/acrylic painted background with a crystal clear coating - 14 x 14.
Demi-goddess Imprisoned in Tree
Steel sculpture on cradled board w/gold leaf and acrylic painted background - 24 x 12. This sculpture is of Myrrha, known as the mother of Adonis. In one version of Myrrha myths, she is imprisoned by a jealous goddess, until her imprisoning tree is ripped apart by huntsmen, so that she can give birth to Adonis. In another version, she is imprisoned in the tree by Aphrodite, to protect her from her scandalized father, whom she tricked into incestuous relations, and who was so enraged by the trick
Steel sculpture on board w/acrylic painted background and glass - 19"x24"
Steel sculpture on cradled board with recycled materials, gold-leaf and acrylic painted background. Click the image to experience the visual impact of this 4 ft. wide sculpture. [Note that the white area surrounding this piece is not part of the art work.]
Many-layered steel sculpture on cradled board w/acrylic painted background with a crystal clear coating - 24"x12"
Steel sculpture on board w/acrylic and glass - 19"x24"
Steel sculpture on board w/acrylic painted background - 24"x44"
IN PRIVATE COLLECTION. Steel sculpture on 2-levels w/acrylic painted background on board - 12" x 30".
Who Wants to Play
A young lion emerging from the shelter of foliage in the Serengeti to look for play dates.
The piece is 3 feet wide and is fashioned to take advantage of a new technique I’m using to enhance the beauty of the steel carving. A clear, jewel-like coating of totally inert resin suspends the steel at this moment in its life cycle and protects it from the elements.
Carved steel sculptural piece mounted on 36”d cradled board. The background is acrylic paint. The entire piece is encased in resin.
In Private Collection. Steel sculpture on 2-level cradled board with white over black painted background - 3 ft. x 2 ft. This tough little tree is called "Tenacity" because of the obvious obstacles it has had to overcome. You call tell from the raised root tangle and the short [but sturdy] trunk that it has had to be tough in seeking sufficient water. Yet it waves luxuriant branches and flourishes. It is not possible in a two-dimensional photograph such as this to fully appreciate the drama.
Steel sculpture on board w/acrylic painted background - 28"x12"