All posts by Tom Backer

Tom Backer born in Edinburgh Scotland.

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Most of my current work investigates the spiritual side of life. Ideas of duality and the resulting illusions caused by our concepts of duality is what I am striving to understand as well as our desire to achieve a balance in this world between positive and negative, light and dark, good and evil. I feel that my artwork is a loose allusion to an inner geography and I try to emphasis both the positive and negative aspects of my search for some spirituality in this life. The ritual of creating something is one thing that I love about making art, locating, sorting, classifying, research, deconstructing, constructing, It’s a mental, spiritual and physical process that helps create order for me. The breaking down of the theme or idea visually, and metaphorically, juxtaposing, manipulating and linking together objects and images that for me have symbolic power and emotion allowing me to investigate, condense and articulate an idea that eventually gets infused into an assemblage sculpture.

Website: http://tombacker8.com

Blog:  http://hebrides-storm.blogspot.com/

Email: backer8@verizon.net

Education

– California State University, Fullerton,
M.A., Creative Photography, 1994

– California State University, Long Beach,
B.F.A., Photography, 1991

– Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
A.A. 1989