ALOC meets Saturday, Jan. 21st, at noon at Beardall Senior Center, 800 S. Delaney Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
- Board Meeting: 12:00 Noon
- General Meeting beings 1:30 PM
- General Announcements, 50 / 50, Social Activities, Brunch Pot Luck (bring some food to share, there will be some soft drinks and coffee.
“The best is yet to come” is the view of 3-dimensional, abstract artist Tom Abbott. Tom looks at ordinary (and sometimes not so ordinary) objects and wonders, “what can I create with this?”
Using various media such as fabric, paint, PVC pipe, string, paper, Plexiglas, Styrofoam and more, he gives these seemingly ordinary objects life in a new dimension, the dimension of artistic creativity.
Through exploration and experimentation, Tom has developed a style that is uniquely his.
Abstract 3-dimensional tactile pieces have become his trademark. Geometrical shapes and the combination of different textures and media dominate his work. The textures range from ripped, rough, frayed-edge canvas to the smooth sensuous feel of poured paint. Tom has developed a method of pouring specially formulated paint on glass, then lifting the dry paint and applying it to a piece. With this, he creates unique dripping and running effects. One day, Tom was approached by a man who asked if his wife could touch his work. She was blind. Upon touching the surface, the woman smiled, being able to “see” his work with her fingers. Tom’s work does not have any great philosophical or political motivation. Rather, it is only meant to be fun to look at and is enjoyed by people of all ages. Tom’s works are in collections throughout the world.
View his work at Gallery on First in Sanford at http://galleryonfirst.com/artists/tom-abbott/, his email is Tom@TomAbbottArt.com.
Here is a link to his Website, where you can view more of his exceptional work: