Boulder started when Tom made a trip to Joshua Tree National Park in California in 2016. He looked at the boulders there and started thinking about the gaps between the rocks – the interstitial spaces – and the lines they created.
When he got home he started working on a console table which replicated these lines, a lot of his work in the year or two before this had been very rectilinear and graphic, so it was, as he says “great to be doing something a bit more free – flowing and organic in spirit”. As with all Tom’s work – whether working with straight or curved lines – it’s still all about the lines themselves, their weight and the proportions…..
The piece is made by Tom himself – it is made of steel and plaster, with he plaster painstakingly built up over the steel armature and then finished in a bright “Yves Klein” ultramarine blue