Featured artist for August
Artist will be present during the August 13th Art Walk
Special presentation - 5:00 pm at gallery
Who would have thought that humble little pieces of driftwood found on our local beaches could be assembled into such imaginative art pieces? The small pieces of driftwood gathered on the windswept beaches of the Southern Oregon coast are combined with other “found” items. These could include rocks, stones or pieces of wire and cable, turned into totally unique works evoking memories of trees, grass, geometric forms or totally abstract images.
Thomas had searched for years for the perfect medium to express and reflect his many moods. One day, while walking on a beach, he started looking at the little fingers of driftwood and the naturally polished rocks forming patterns in the sand, each piece telling its own story. Some are soft and smooth in serene harmony while others are jagged and rough in violent conflict. Each contributes its own personality, its own highlight, to the assemblage.
Fighting the crashing surf for the perfect piece, Thomas has immortalized these “sticks and stones” in his artwork. They live on instead of being lost forever.
Please join us on Saturday, August 13th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm during the Second Saturday Art Walk. Thomas will be present to answer all your questions regarding his works and will give a special presentation at 5:00 pm on “The Art of Driftwood Assemblage.”
515 Chetco Ave (Hwy 101) - Brookings, Oregon
Mailing Address: PO Box 7408, Brookings OR 97415
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat from 11:00-5:00