Artist of the Month

Tom Mulczynski (for July 2019)

When a tree drops its leaves, the whole of nature is laid bare.

The focus of my creative efforts at this time is sculpting abstracted representations of trees from metal wire, stone and minerals. Trees are iconic symbols of life and nature, and when I sculpt one, I try to evoke the truth, beauty and spirit that are found both in nature and in ourselves.

My attention was first drawn to the expressive power of trees when I was exposed to living works of bonsai as a youth, and noticed the feelings they evoked in me. I like trying to elicit different moods and emotions from the trees I make. And I hope to inspire in the observer an increased awareness of self and nature.