Barbara Jo

Speak to Me
2013
carbonized cedar, plywood, pine, paint
60"h x 50"w x 144"d

I am speaking to my father in the place his spirit resides
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father carbonized cedar, plywood, pine, paint
Speak to Me (detail)
2013
carbonized cedar, plywood, pine, paint
60"h x 50"w x 144"d

the figure represents me
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father carbonized cedar, plywood, pine, paint
Speak to Me
2013
carbonized cedar, plywood, pine, paint
60"h x 50"w x 144"d

the swirls emanating from the piece are Mayan speaking glyphs, used to indicate conversations with between gods and humans
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father carbonized cedar, plywood, pine, paint
Speak to Me
2013
carbonized cedar, plywood, pine, paint
60"h x 50"w x 144"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father plywood, steel, paint, vinyl, glass, meat hook
Catch
2013
plywood, steel, paint, vinyl, glass, meat hook
73.5"h x 16"w x 16"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father plywood, steel, paint, vinyl, glass, meat hook
Catch
2013
plywood, steel, paint, vinyl, glass, meat hook
73.5"h x 16"w x 16"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father plywood, paint, steel, rope
Bobber #3
2013
plywood, paint, steel, rope
16.5"h x 13"w x 17.5"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father plywood, paint, rope, found metal
Bobber #2
2013
plywood, paint, rope, found metal
18"h x 18"w x 34"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father plywood, steel, paint
Bobber #1
2013
plywood, steel, paint
92"h x 13.75"w x 13.75"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father plywood, steel, rope
Lure
2013
plywood, steel, rope
20"h x 8"w x 50"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father plywood, steel, rope
Lure (detail)
2013
plywood, steel, rope
20"h x 8"w x 50"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father partially carbonized plywood, stain
Love/Death
2013
partially carbonized plywood, stain
18"h x 18"w x 21"d

my father had a big heart and it killed him (heart attack at 50)
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father pine, plywood, canvas, stain, leather
Polka
2013
pine, plywood, canvas, stain, leather
16"h x 18"w (expandable), x 5.25"d

my dad was Czech and played the accordian
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father pine, plywood, canvas, stain, leather
Polka (detail)
2013
pine, plywood, canvas, stain, leather
16"h x 18"w (expandable), x 5.25"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father maple veneer plywood, assorted vintage veneers, pine, birch veneer tape, graphite, aluminum
Composition #2
2013
maple veneer plywood, assorted vintage veneers, pine, birch veneer tape, graphite, aluminum
32"h x 32"w x 2"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father maple veneer plywood, assorted vintage veneers, birch veneer tape, masking tape, linen tape
Composition #1
2013
maple veneer plywood, assorted vintage veneers, birch veneer tape, masking tape, linen tape
32"h x 32"w x 1"d
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father walnut, maple, oak, steel base
The Dream
2013
walnut, maple, oak, steel base
21"h x 5.75"w x 32"d (piece) 40"h x 9"w x 32"d (base)

coming to America!
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father Baltic Birch plywood
Whistle
2013
Baltic Birch plywood
7.75"h x 7.75"w x 17.25"d

my dad made our toys
Barbara Jo 50/50: A Tribute to My Father pine, poplar, stain
Walking on Hands
2013
pine, poplar, stain
30.5"h x 5"w x 9.5"d

my dad walked around the yard on his hands for us