A firm believer in the never-ending cycle of creation and the creative process, Barry Dixon’s Arteriors collections combine fierce, but warmly-familiar elements from nature and history. Passive or aggressive. Offensive or defensive. As Dixon meticulously combs the world’s continuum of ornament and adornment, he draws inspiration from nature’s inspiring dichotomy of eloquent functionality; curating a modern collection of organic abstraction meant to protect the vulnerable and intimidate the threatening.
From whipping tails, armored plates, scales, shells, antique brass, hammered iron to smoked glass — irregular edges, ridges and textures reflect a strong, protective beauty; thus, adding a classic, but curious layer to any space.
Barry’s collection for Avrett is inspired by time and place.
Time, via the timeless lines and silhouettes of the design masters, from Rhulmann to the Romans, has left their rich legacy for us to play with.
Place, the warm natural world we see through our southern windows as we gaze upon the splendiferous change of seasons that bring constant inspiration, sometimes in the most curious ways — a mosquito’s elegant leg, or the pod-like cone of a magnolia, and all that’s left when the delicate petals fall away and become a beautiful memory.