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  • Recommendations: Thomas Wargin
    by Wendy | March 18th, 2010 |
    Thomas Wargin

    As an IAF Board person, I am always on the lookout for artists dancing in the “in between”. I’ve been participating in the American Craft Council shows for years and discovered many such dancers there. However, occasionally I encounter an artist so outstanding, skilled, driven and creative that all I want to do is stop and breathe in the spirit and dynamism of the work, then accept the challenge of the encounter to push my own work and thought process further. Such an artist is Thomas Wargin. Thomas is a sculptor in bronze and other media, a 2-D artist, an engineering patent holder and – in my opinion – very much one of our interstitial merry band defying definition.

    He explains his work with these words:

    “My sculpture represents a diverse array of skill sets and ideas. I am not fixed upon a certain style nor do I cater to trends. I simply let my imagination and visual perception create my work. I am an ideas man, sort of an artist-inventor. I want to create work that is unlike what I have seen before. I am trying to go the opposite way and am driven by what my mind will come up with next. I have a fixation over process and how things are made. I have a passion for engineering yet my true love is for the fine art and design. I am a thinker and my optimism lets me foresee beyond that which has already been seen.”

    I encourage all to take a journey with Thomas through his gallery pages…or better yet, for a real challenge, find a way to attend one of the shows where he is participating. Journey on!

    Sample Gallery

    A Circus World

    A Circus World
    Caged

    Caged
    Chastity

    Chastity
    Confession Booth

    Confession Booth
    Eve's Game

    Eve’s Game
    Forest Watchers

    Forest Watchers
    Her Childhood Dreams

    Her Childhood Dreams
    Hyperbunny

    Hyperbunny
    Identity Search

    Identity Search
    Internal Struggle

    Internal Struggle
    Jacker

    Jacker
    Jester

    Jester
    Liftoff

    Liftoff
    Mind Gane

    Mind Game
    Mind's Eye

    Mind’s Eye
    Mind's Eye 5

    Mind’s Eye 5
    Mind Split 1

    Mind Split I
    Mind Stretch

    Mind Stretch
    Mr. Mechanism

    Mr. Mechanism
    My Blue Water

    My Blue Water
    One Bad Apple

    One Bad Apple
    Puppet Love

    Puppet Love
    Silent Journey

    Silent Journey
    Sparrow

    Sparrow
    Streamliner

    Streamliner
    Takeoff

    Takeoff
    The Offering

    The Offering
    The Puppetmaster

    The Puppetmaster
    Torque III

    Torque III
    Warp Speed VII

    Warp Speed VII
    Window Watchers

    Window Watchers
    Winged Relic

    Winged Relic
    finish line

    7 Responses to “Recommendations: Thomas Wargin”

    1. Erin Says:

      Wow! Those sculptures are fantastic. Viewing this mini online gallery of Thomas Wargin’s art is like witnessing the after effects of a collision between dream, reality and metal. These sculptures make me feel as if I’m seeing a moment in dreamtime as they each relay a unique micro story through visual art.

      They’re simply stunning! Thanks for posting this Wendy. Thomas is an amazing artist.

    2. Aleta Says:

      These are wonderful. I looked at his site and he will have a show in my area in April! I will be spreading the word. Thanks for pointing out this work.

    3. Mihku Paul Says:

      Great sculpture! This is exactly the kind of work that moves me. I’ve often wondered what I could do with my own paintings and drawings, because so often the subject matter is something that came from my imagination, yet has a specific symbolism and broader connections to known genres. Very, very cool.
      I will now be touting the IAF wherever I roam . . .

    4. MaryAnn Says:

      Those are awesome! Really, really great! He seems extremely creative. His A Circus World and Identity Search is stunning. Looking at them is like being caught between a dream and reality. He’d be perfect for Tim Burton movies.

    5. Selena Says:

      His broze sculpting is fantastic. He is clearly a very dynamic artist who has a great future.

      Selena,
      Author at Cellulean

    6. Sarah Says:

      Thomas Wargin’s surreal sculptures border on the grotesque — for me, these are what dreams are made of. I wonder where he gets his inspiration in crafting these pieces. I’d love to see more of his work. I’ve never been this joyfully disturbed by sculpted pieces before.

    7. Jim Says:

      I absolutly love this work Hyperbunny and Mind Game are fantastic sculptures, I`ve actually been a friend of Thomas Wargin on facebook for quite awhile and have been interested in his work for longer. If anyone is interested in seeing and hearing more from Thomas just search for him on facebook.
      Great site thanks for sharing these fantastic sculptures, Jim

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