Three dimensional sculptural form has always been Tom’s primary passion, whether in his past industrial design projects, or his current contemporary fine art efforts. His continuous study of the world’s architecture has primarily informed his industrial design and fine art creations.
His “Reflection Series”, “Undulation Series” and “Totem Series” of wall sculptures are part of a growing body of work, begun after Tom retired from the industrial design business in the fall of 2018. These pieces explore the possibilities of metallic fabrics stretched sinuously over complex understructure armatures. Tom feels that the dynamic curves and reflections of light, created when the stretch fabric bridges the hidden armatures, has myriad contemporary sculptural possibilities.
Tom also has done en plein aire ink and pencil drawings as he has traveled in the Americas, Europe, Japan and the Middle East. He has built a collection of over 100 of those drawings, always completed when he was at a specific place….never working from photographs.
Nature photography and architectural photography are also important to Tom, as he and his wife Jill travel. Hiking and kayaking have been important activities that have inspired his photographic creations.