My brother Norman was a creator, a "maker" of beauty. What an incredible legacy to leave the world more beautiful than you found it. To honor my brother today, I invite you to journey through just a smattering of Norman's creations. During his fifty-five years on the planet he was focused and passionate about his work, his art, his craft and he relished learning and implementing new skills with an enviable eagerness and ease. To say I miss him would be stating the painfully obvious.
Enjoy the journey, I know he did.
Stained Glass and Wood Ginkgo Leaf Arts and Craft Screen - Private Collection
Ginkgo Leaf Screen - butterfly join detail
Tea ~ Custom Stained Glass - Installed in San Francisco B & B
Custom Stained Glass Windows - Private Client - San Francisco
Custom Stained Glass - Private Client San Francisco
Custom Stained/Leaded glass - Private Client - San Francisco
Custom Stained Glass - Private Client - San Francisco
Fully Fitted Custom Bar - Burled Maple Panels - Brass Fixtures - Private Client - Pacifica, CA
Custom Bar - Additional View
Custom Secretary - Handcrafted Inlay (detail) - Private client - San Francisco
Custom Secretary - Handcrafted Dental Molding Burled Maple Inlay - Private Client - San Francisco
Custom Entertainment Center - Private Client - San Francisco, CA
Set of Custom Bookcases - Client - S. Dumont - San Francisco
Custom Dickens Fair Booth - Client, the Artist - San Francisco
Custom - All hand fabricated Brass Steampunk Goggles - Collection - The Artist
Steampunk Goggles - additional view
Steampunk Writing Desk - Hand Fabricated - Burled Maple, Brass, Copper, Leather, Glass
Steampunk Writing Desk - Details Oil Lamp, hand fabricated
Steampunk Writing Desk - Embossed Leather Writing Surface - Hand Fabricated Brass Detail
Crazy Steampunk Contraption - Found and Reclaimed Copper, Iron and Neon
Wood and Scrimshaw Stand - Collection - Estate The Artist
Flight of Fancy - All Hand Fabricated Rocket Turned Wood with Brass details - Collection - The Artist
Crop Circles - All Hand Fabricated Spaceship 7"h - Turned Wood, Brass, Plastic, LED - Collection - The Artist
Norman Barringer - Pirate Days - San Francisco
Custom Table - Private Client
Custom Inlay Table - Collection - Estate The Artist
Custom Inlay Table dovetail detail
Custom Inlay Table, top detail
Model for custom Pergola
Completed Pergola Project - Copeland Residence-NM
Gazebo - Fraser City Park - Gift of the Artist and Jr. Jaycees - Fraser, Michigan
with Norman, Greyson and Quinnton Barringer
Custom Sofa Table with Harp Legs - Model
Custom Sofa Table - Detail - Model
Custom Baptismal Font - Model - Church Client - San Francisco
Custom Church Font - with Hand Fabricated Glass Bowl - Completed
Finally, I leave you with this treasured note from my brother. We especially love his "moment of Zen."
Dear Vic and Mike,
Thanks for taking a moment with me this afternoon.
I know your time is valuable and I appreciate you spending some of it with me.
The valued information I've gotten from both of you over the years
has been immense and I thank you, very much!
I'm not sure if I will take on this job or not (responsibility for the painting?!)
but the offer, Mike, to get the supplies, is also greatly appreciated!
Love you both,
have a fantastic week,
And now, your moment of Zen.