Last night at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery 511 West 25th Street in NYC, ( www.amsterdamwhitneygallery.com ) I attended the opening of a very talented artist, Tom Holmes. He was part of a group show that runs MAY 4 – MAY 29, 2007. His part of the show is called “ENIGMAS from ALPHA to OMEGA.”
Holmes is an artist, sculptor and craftsman who lives and works in northeastern Pennsylvania. I am fortunate to own a wooden “star” of Tom’s (one of his signature pieces), and also a wooden garden gate.
Although he has varying styles, one of his inspirations is obviously Frank Lloyd Wright. My husband and I have been to Tom (and his lovely wife Carol’s) home. It’s like a fantasyland of light, rock, wood, and sound. The house is open and modern, the grounds are a 10-year work-in-progress full of huge and amazing structures, including boardwalks through the woods, a firepit that seats a large group of people comfortably on rock benches, and a private sauna.
For this show, Tom brought smaller, metal sculptures (not in a Frank Lloyd Wright style, but more whimsical) made from recycled materials. I didn’t get a photo, but hopefully Tom won’t mind if I show one of his own, wooden pieces here.
His work can be seen at the Artery Gallery in Milford, Pennsylvania and by appointment. If you want to contact Tom, go to his web site (the photos alone are worth the visit): http://www.tomholmes.com —