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robert farrell’s barns, silos and towers

I’m drawn to the simple lines and beautiful craftsmanship of Robert Farrell’s hollow-formed barns, silos and water towers.

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Red Wharf, sterling, copper, nickel, enamel, 12″ x 7″h

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White Silos, sterling, copper, enamel, 22″h

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Orange Tower, sterling, nickel, enamel on copper, 22″h

Farrell forms the sculptures using sterling silver, copper and nickel, enhancing them with ground-glass enamel and 23k gold leaf.

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Tall Green Barn, sterling, copper, enamel, 23k gold leaf, 12″h

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Red Leaning Silo, sterling, copper, nickel, enamel, 13″h

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White Barn II, sterling, nickel, enamel on copper, 14″h

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¬†Blue Silo and White Barn,¬†sterling, copper, nickel, enamel, 16″h

He describes this new body of work as being “about memories, childhood, places I’ve lived and seen, people I remember and, some of it is simply made to make me smile.”

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Rumination On My Choice Of Career

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¬†Visitation, sterling, nickel, copper, wood, paper, 23k gold leaf, 34″h

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Visitation, detail

The wall pieces feel like reliquaries to me. . .ripe with meaning.

 

Robert Farrell’s website

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2 Responses to robert farrell’s barns, silos and towers

  1. I have always liked Robert’s sculptures but these are even more fabulous than any I’ve seen him do. Congrats to Robert on this beautiful work and to you for discovering it. I can’t wait to see it in person.

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