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: Wallflowers
Copyright ©
Medium: sculpture steel galvanized
Dimensions: Maximums: 124 cm high. x 124 cm wide x 44 cm deep
Title: NS Wildflowers Danishicons 2017
Copyright © 2017
Medium: sculpture steel
Dimensions: Maximums: 45cm high x 60 cm wide x 38cm deep
Title: Oxeyedaisies
Copyright © 2016
Medium: sculpture steel
Dimensions: Each: 30 cm high x 28 cm root circle base

Title: Navy Centennial Triptych
Copyright © 2010
Medium: steel, powder-coated
Dimensions: 84 in. x 78 in. x 4 in.
Title: Pedestal
Copyright © 2016
Medium: steel
Dimensions: 96 cm high x 44 cm diameter base
Title: Artist, Barbara Schmeisser at her anvil
Copyright © 2018



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