"I aspire to create sculpture that reflects a world filled with magic and wonder, celebrating the interrelated continuousness of all things through my Mobius-like works, with a single, traceable, looping edge. My works are produced through a method of direct carving, which entails having no preconceived notions or models from which to derive the final shape of my pieces. Instead, I allow the natural rhythms of the materials I use to guide me to a final product, rich with serene fluidity. During my 37-year-career, I have produced more than 1000 works in steel, bronze, wood, and water, though my curvilinear, Mobius-inspired stone sculptures are my most celebrated."
"My bronzes, unlike many, are created from molds of stone or wood sculptures I have carved. I believe that this maintains the artistic integrity of each edition; the original piece still exists, it is not a broken lump of clay or plastelline.
At RISD, I had the chance to experiment with creating different colors of patina on my finished works. Sometimes, I would repeat the process many times on the same piece to find the right combination, and sometimes I hit the mark on the first try. My four specially formulated patinas are unique to T Barny editions, and as they are applied by hand, are also unique to each sculpture in an edition."
“After seeing T Barny’s work over the last 25 years, I knew he would create something fabulous for our remodeled home. At the beginning of the project, he came down and got to know the surroundings, and went home and found just the right stone, and then let the block tell him what it needed to be happy in its new home. “Mistral” is perfect for its perch above the Pacific Ocean. It complements the cactus that is growing nearby – We love to look at it and through it at sunset over the ocean. It is on a swivel so we rotate it every few days, then people on the beach can get a different view of it. People love the natural coloring of the Utah Rhyolite – it almost looks like the psychedelic patterns were created on a computer, but they are totally natural.”
PAUL & JULIE