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TOM WELLS

TOM WELLS

Artist Work

Automotive Composition
2002
found object assemblage
10" x 13.5" x 1"
Fragmants 20th Century
2002
found object assemblage
24" x 10" x 4.25"
Orgonomic Transmitter
2002
found object assemblage
28" x 12" x 5"
Rust Wings
2002
found object assemblage
7.5" x 7.5"
Ornamental Arms
2002
found object assemblege
17" x 10" x 2.5"
Eurillian Artifact #17
2002
found object assemblage
19" x 5" x 41.5"

Artist Information

Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Found Object Assemblages for me are a celebration of the beauty that is abound in the natural and man made environments. For the viewer it is an invitation to take nothing for granted, to look for oneself. I have two ongoing bodies of work; the Primitive Post Modern Artifacts and the Eurillian Series. The Primitive Post Modern Artifacts are decorative and/or sacred tokens that might have been made by simple native inhabitants who have picked through the debris of the Western World after it had crumbled and fallen. The Eurillian Series are reconstructed artifacts of Eurilliah which is what I call a prior universe, prioir that is, to the Big Bang. Going on the theory that the Big Bang was actually a collision of several or many universes. Eurilliah has a nostalgic pull for me and so whenever I find some familiar bits and pieces I try to put them back together as best I can.

Artist Bio

Selected Exhibitions: MFA City Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Critics Residency Prgm, MAP, Baltimore, MD, 2003. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, 2002. Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2001. Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD, 2001. Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD, 2001.Liquid Earth, Baltimore, MD, 2001. Elzeard Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2000. Paper Rock Scissors Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2000. Phenomenon Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2000. The Guild, www.guild.com, 2000. City Hall Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1998. Halcyon Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1995.