T Barny of Healdsburg is exhibiting for the first time with his sculpture Staves in the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail. Staves was created from wine barrel parts, a departure from his usual choice of material, stone. T Barny has worked with many materials, including glass and bronze, yet, he returns to his first love, stone. He has carved 205 individual types of stone from around the world.
“Living in the heart of the wine country, it is impossible to avoid the vineyards and equipment here year-round. After seeing thousands upon thousands of wine barrels, I began to wonder how I could repurpose and create art from them. This sculpture is the result,” said Barny when explaining how the sculpture came to be.
Staves is 72-inches-tall by 35-inches-wide and 35-inches-deep. The sculpture is located in Cloverdale at the corner of Cloverdale Boulevard and West 2nd Street. Barney’s sculpture is sponsored by the Howell Fine Art Gallery
Take the Otocast audio self-guided tour of the sculpture trail to learn more about T Barny and Staves. The fun part of the tour is listening to Barny talk about Staves. Download the free Otocast app in the Google Play or Apple app stores, search for Cloverdale and enjoy listening to all of the exhibiting sculptors.
For more information on the sculpture trail, a sculpture exhibit in Cloverdale, visit cloverdalesculpturetrail.org. The exhibit is produced by the Cloverdale Historical Society.