San Francisco artist Tom Hill flies in especially to talk about his exhibition of three-dimensional wire sculptures and celebrate his 20 year relationship with BDC. Over this time BDC have seen Tom develop from an emerging young maker, to a mature and widely exhibited international artist.
Tom’s sculptural work is based on drawn studies of birds and animals in motion; the talk complements a solo window show during May 2017. Tom is marking the occasion by making 20 pieces in his trademark steel wire of various gauges with additions of copper, brass sheet and copper meshes.
Tom trained as a jeweller at Middlesex University in London and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. “I use wire as it enables me to create a 3 dimensional drawing and to capture the feeling of animals in motion with the energy of a quick sketch.”
Current exhibition Protegés is also open, celebrating how new ideas and innovative thinking of protegés feeds back into their mentors’ work.