Barbara Marie Schmeisser


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Phone: 902-468-8970


Medium: Sculpture
Years in Business: 10
Address: Red Door Studio 30 Greenbank Court
City: Dartmouth
Postal Code: B3B 1E8
Geographic Location: Dartmouth
Hours of Business: By appointment and by chance


Barb's mid-life art practise began in earnest after art school at NSCAD (BFA’05). There, her eclectic ‘art’ interests gelled into sculpture. For Barb it provides a versatile medium, immediate and interactive in a visceral and provocative way that can be challenging but also liberating. She works mostly in steel, cutting it, forging it, welding it and grinding it, until an object emerges. This representative style of working reveals familiar things about and around us that are not always visible. Ironic contrasts, humour and visual metaphor are common elements in her work.

Description of artist's work

Barbara’s steel sculptures, whether on plinth or wall-mounted, often incorporate visual metaphor, a provocative play with scale, context and ironic contrasts in order to re-examine our world.

Title: handcuffs
Copyright © 2013
Medium: sculpture steel galvanized
Dimensions: 80 in. x 83 in. x 6 in.
Title: Mask
Copyright © 2014
Medium: sculpture steel
Dimensions: 11 in. x 7 in. x 4 in.
Title: The Gift No. 1
Copyright © 2012
Medium: sculpture steel
Dimensions: 12 in. x 9 in. x 8 in.

Title: Navy Centennial Triptych
Copyright © 2010
Medium: steel, powder-coated
Dimensions: 84 in. x 78 in. x 4 in.
Title: Full Circle
Copyright © 2011
Medium: steel
Dimensions: 38 in. x 24 in. diam.
Title: Timeline
Copyright © 2014
Medium: steel offset, wood support
Dimensions: h. 26 in. x 18 in. x 3 in.



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