BARNETT

SCULPTURE

ABOUT:   The Barnett Sculpture Garden & Gallery

Displaying works by friends, former students, along side my art collection.

2013 - Dedicated to friends Toni & Gordy Ekas

I am eternally grateful to dear friends Toni & Gordy Ekas, who  lovingly redesigned this 1930 property while they lived here from 2000 to 2012.  Many of the beautiful details inside and out are due to their wonderful design sensibility.

A second building, studio & shop in the back.

In 2003, the Ekas' built a second home for Toni's Mom, Mirium in the back half of the acre, with an attached studio, garage, and carport. By 2010 & 2012, Toni and then Mirium had passed, when Gordy made me an offer too good to pass up - to trade two properties in exchange for this beautiful place.  In 2013, my father and I traded our two separate homes and moved to this estate. 

An entryway sunroom doubles as an art gallery.

This beautiful garden and gallery is a wonderful showcase for displaying sculptures and art - both indoors and out.  Numerous windows throughout illuminate the art collection and look out to multiple views of the sculpture garden.









Every niche is designed to showcase bronze or clay sculptures..

October (left) and Listening to the Silent Muse (relief, on right) along side small bronze works on shelves.







Kabuki Moon Dance (left) and May (right), displayed along side smaller works on shelves.  The original small version of V for Victorious can be seen off in the distant sunroom.







September (Artist's Proof and #3/3) and St‚Äčudy of Laura II (Artist's Proof & #12/12) with Gesture Sketch #19  (original inspiration for Laura II).

Rain Charmer adorns the dining room.  To be enlarged and duplicated into a smaller edition copy of 7.


2019


One Acre Sculpture Garden

The Barnett Sculpture Garden & Gallery is open by appointment.


Multiple works adorn the acre property displaying early steel sculptures from graduate work to newer pieces.  Multiple small model building works are ready to be enlarged into fabricated steel sculptures - not shown here on web.



Steel Sculptures from 1980's Graduate Work


Vessel of the Innocents IV - Life size bronze


Buddha Frog

"Sometimes one needs to play - not take oneself too serious. When I hit a creative block with my fine art,  I will let go by sculpting something light-hearted, such as my cat, dog, a frog or just something for fun."

Many of the playful pieces were created as class demonstrations while teaching for 35 years at Merced College.  The majority of these pieces are in clay, cast bronze, or mixed media.

Titles:

Funky Frog - clay

Self-Portrait as Sun & Moon - bronze

Calder's Cat & Abstract Frog - bronze


DISPLAYING ART BY FRIENDS 

& FORMER ART STUDENTS:



Numerous 2D paintings are on display inside the home 

and various 3D works can be seen around the garden. 

Lynn Morrison, Heavenly Visitor, cast bronze

David Medley, steel


Wayne Kirby, steel

Plus other numerous works by various friends 

- too numerous to display here.

- Open to the Public by Appointment -

Contact Artist

For a private or group tour email me on the CONTACT page.

All works here are protected by Copyright Laws