A native of California, with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, T Barny has been creating sculpture professionally for over 37 years. During his career, T Barny has produced over 900 works in steel, bronze, wood and water – but his fascination is with stone. He has carved 205 different kinds of rock from 43 countries. His work has been shown in over 90 galleries worldwide, and he has participated in more than 500 individual and group exhibitions.
The sculptures that T Barny creates present a visual wonder and beg the question, “How does he do that?” T Barny aspires to create sculptures that reflect a world filled with magic and wonder. His works are produced through a method of direct carving, which entails no preconceived notions or models from which to derive the final shape of his pieces. Instead, he allows the natural rhythms of the materials he uses to guide him to a final product, rich with serene fluidity.