Vessels & Views: Natural Reality | Sally Rose & Tom Tomasek
Exhibition & Events
Tom is an award winning landscape artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Tom often works en plein air and works on his own and also has participated in programs such as the Great Lakes Bay Plein Air Festival. Tom teaches at such institutions such as Interlochen and the Saginaw Art Museum. Tom resides in Ovid, MI.
Sally taught fiber arts and paper making for over 30 years at Central Michigan University where she is now Professor Emerita. She combined studies at the Institute of Design in Chicago with world travels before completing a BFA from Colorado State University and an MFA from Indiana University.
"The questions that fuel Sally’s art practice are process-oriented experiments with materials and sculptural form. Making paper by hand allows a way to work directly with plants and to satisfy a penchant for observing and collecting natural objects. Specific plants are cooked, beaten to a pulp, manipulated and dried which transforms them into paper, both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional. Colors, textures, biomorphic forms turn the experimental artifacts into artifictions to question." - Sally Rose