Thursday, January 17, 2013

Artist Highlight: Tom Haney

 Tom Haney, Home, 2012, mixed media
Photograph courtesy of the artist

Tom Haney uses found objects and discarded, obsolete artifacts to create intricate set pieces occupied by carved, mechanical figures -- each telling stories, often of human perseverance, which demand the viewer’s interpretation. Gaining his skills from making props, models and miniatures for television commercials, photographers and movies, each figure and mechanism is made by hand over scores of hours carving, sewing, painting, assembling. To catch a glimpse of this painstaking process, visit Tom’s blog, and to view Tom's work in person visit Spruill Gallery's new exhibit, Elements: Mixed Materials opening January 24.

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