There are some artists that just stand out from the rest. What makes Tom Eckert‘s art so special is its weightless quality (and something that’ll take you a few moments to notice). His pieces typically focus on a surreal scene that usually features cloths and linens. At first, you might not be impressed. When you realize what his work really is, you may be more taken aback. That’s because Tom is a sculptor, and every single one of these delicate pieces is made entirely out of wood.
His sculptures are made entirely out of wood.
Then, they are painted.
Tom uses traditional processes to carve, construct, laminate and paint the wood.
The wood he favors for his sculpting is basswood, linden and limewood.
He is able to carve the wood in such a way where it suggests the form is actually cloth.
It’s mystifying how he is able to do this.
He uses spray guns and brushes to apply the paint.
The cloth-shrouded objects are mysterious and alluring.
Tom has always been drawn to shrouded figures.
Since his “carved cloth” is quite different than the real stuff…
He is able to make it do the impossible. It’s like magic.
To see more illusion pieces by Tom, visit the gallery page on his website. What he can do with wood is absolutely fantastic.