The focus of Tom’s creative efforts at present is on sculpting abstracted representations of trees, iconic symbols of life and nature, from various types of metal wire. Drawn to the expressive power of trees, he likes to experiment with different styles and materials to express some basic truth or feeling: freedom, death, whimsy. He draws his inspiration from the simplicity of classical Zen-inspired depictions of nature, and from singular trees that catch his eye, and hopes to inspire in the observer an increased awareness of self and of nature. He is a self-trained artist who occasionally dabbles in acrylic paint and other media.
Commissions – I do accept commissions and am happy to work with you to create a piece of art based on your own special interests. Please contact me directly to discuss commissions.
LK (Linda) Jeffers, resides in Arlington, VA. Her award-winning art is in collections in the U.S. and Europe and has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the U.S., including Touchstone, Washington DC; Ellipse, Arlington, VA; James Cohan Gallery, New York City, NY; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; eMerge Art Fair, Washington DC; Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA; and others. Her work has been published in the Washington Project for the Arts Artist Directory. She has been a long-standing member of various art groups such as the McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA) and Maryland Art Place (MAP).
Glass is a beautiful luminescent medium, which is amazing to experience visually. The play of light through the glass changing its color and consistency creates visual sensations that are rarely paralleled in other materials. This play of light on glass also emphasizes the amazing textures of glass. I am drawn to the beauty in glass that comes out in its changing colors and textures. I strive to call attention to the texture and color of glass by creating a three dimensional experience for both the eyes and the hands. By layering handmade glass dots, pulled cane, and cast images on my work, I create realms of texture and layers of color that can be seen with the eyes and felt with your hands.
Show in the past year?
All Around the World, juried show at Gallery Underground August 2017
“Glen Echo Park Annual Labor Day Art Show” Juried show Glen Echo, Maryland, August 2017
“Collectors Showcase” Lorton Workhouse Art Center, Juried show, Lorton, Virginia, January 2017.
“Merge” Lorton Workhouse Art Center, Juried show Lorton, Virginia, July 2016.
“GRUMP Holiday Arts and Crafts Show” Juried show, Artisphere, Arlington, Virginia, December 2016.
March Melee, Juried show, Del Ray Art Center, March 2016