T Barny has been carving stone for over 35 years. Abstraction is his fascination and power tools his forte.
From Denison in the Midwest to Stanford in the West, then ending in the East with courses at Brown and graduation from Rhode Island School of Design, T Barny developed his fascination with sculpture through his studies of Physical and Social Sciences, Architecture, Design, and Fine Arts.
T Barny has worked in almost every material, form, and scale; fòom car>ed stone to neon, argon or mercury gas - filled blown glass; from classical clay figures to welded or cast metal abstract objects; from jewelry size sculptures to monumental forty-foot fabric installations and landscape garden designs. This encompassing experience drew T Barny back to the oldest material of Man, which he continues to find the most expressive ... Stone.
A native Californian, T Barny has spent the last 25 years in a love affair with stone. Importing personally selected marble from quarries all over the world, he attains an affinity with the blocks by following their natural flow. T Barny carves out the flaws of geological tension to release a sound free form inherent in the specific stone. These virtual negative spaces define the direction of the piece just as much as the positive body. This unpresumptuous approach illuminates pure relationships that not only exist within the final piece, but also interact with the surrounding environs. As one moves around and through a T Barny work, the sculpture creates a kinetic illusion of changing shape.
Unhindered by preconceptions of design, the noble substance reciprocates his love and respect through the life which has been released. These forms evoke a sense of universal beauty through archetypal continuous curves, yet they are not primitive because they have been technically resolved.
T Barny sculptures are in private and corporate collections throughout the world. His commissions include large scale outdoor pieces, as well as, numerous indoor stone sculptures for homes and offices.