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Tom Hill

Tom Hill

Tom Hill is a sculptor, musician, draftsman, and jeweler whose work is an exploration of the natural world, most notably in sculptural objects depicting animals in motion.  Built from materials such as mild steel wire, wood, copper, and pigments.

Birds have long been the connecting thread through my work. On a basic “form” level I enjoy the sense of a round body suspended on thin legs, the challenge of making a piece balance both physically and aesthetically, the suggestion of strength and lightness; always the feeling that the bird may be just about to take flight and disappear from view. The scimitar curve of a beak extending from the rounded head form with those beady , skin-surrounded eyes; both ugly and beautiful at the same time. 

I tend to think of all my pieces as character studies. Spend a few seconds observing a bird; the turn of the head, the flash of an eye, puffed up feathers; each gesture conveys a wealth of visual material for the artist as we see the bird consider and interact intelligently with the world around it.

The more time I spend observing nature the more I feel connected with it and feel greatly privileged to live in our urban landscape, rich with animal life.
 

Featured in High Fructose magazine 2016

https://hifructose.com/2016/01/21/tom-hills-playful-sculptures-of-birds-made-of-wires-and-wood/

  • $3,000
    Tom Hill

    Anatomical Pigeon

    This piece measure 19 x 32 x 21" and is made of wood, steel wire, steel sheet, copper, paint, bone, and shell. Please reference 21TH07 if calling t...

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  • Sold
    $1,500
    Tom Hill

    Barn Owl

    This piece measure 15 x 11 x 7" and is made of wood, steel wire, steel sheet, copper, and paint. Please reference 21TH06 is calling the gallery to ...

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  • $1,800
    Tom Hill

    Scribble Bird

    This piece measure 21 x 23 x 8" and is made of steel wire, copper, wood, and paint. Please reference 21TH05 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $1,100
    Tom Hill

    Flying Bound Wire Bird

    This piece measure 22 x 14 x 10" and is made of steel wire, wood, and paint. Please reference 21TH04 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $1,200
    Tom Hill

    Running Bound Wire Bird Pair

    This piece measures 25 x 14 x 5" and is made of steel wire, wood, and paint. Please reference 21TH03 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $1,800
    Tom Hill

    Flying Curlew Trio

    This piece measures 45 x 22 x 12" and is made of steel wire. Please reference 21TH02 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $1,600
    Tom Hill

    Curlew and Crab

    This piece measures 25 x 21 x 9" and is made of steel wire. Please reference 21TH01 if calling the gallery to inquire.