Michael Tatom

 

 

 

Two things people always ask me; where do you get your ideas and how long does it take to make ?

 

To both questions I reply " I don't know "

 

I believe my art is a combination of everything I've seen in my life, plus something inexplicable.

 

Sometimes it seems a piece creates itself and I just watch. I try to keep track of how much time I put into the scultures but have found it impossible. Sometimes it takes months just to do the research and then there is the time I spend just staring at the thing. When I sculpt an animal, it's the personality of the piece that always surprises me; the elements of form, line and color coming together to create expression.

 

I believe I simplify the form to present the essence of the animal.