Tom enjoys the challenge of creating large artistic displays. Many of his current works are created using optic crystal, dichroic coatings and kiln fusing. His understanding of design, structure and form was honed by attending architecture school at the California Polytechnic University, then moving back to San Diego where he formed a rich understanding of glass art. Aside from Tom’s public installations his unique sculptures are presently enjoyed in many private collections worldwide.
If your looking to develop a large public art installation or monument, contact Tom today.
Bigger is better for Viejas Hotel and Casino, in 2013 Tom created and installed several large fused and formed art glass features for the remodeling of the Viejas Hotel and Casino. The largest of these glass art panels were fused in Tom’s massive kiln, weaved with colors and textures reflective of the Kumeyaay Indian culture.
Affectionately called “Undulating Ball Creation,“ this public installation is in the Law School at the University of British Columbia and has around 450 individual spheres suspended from aircraft cable. The sculpture is about 20’ tall, 10’ deep, 45’ wide and is in an atrium-kjmnblike space four stories tall and viewable from all four side, from above and below.
The Vantage Pointe Wings sculpture is at the entrance to downtown San Diego and was designed to “wrap” the corner of the building as an open pair of wings would do. The fountains are set to hide the structural supports for the glass above and the underwater lighting causes the Wings to shimmer and shake like a bird shaking off the rain.