Black Bend. Wood Bend

Title: Black Bend. Wood Bend
Date Creation: 1986
Location: 6801 Gaylord Parkway – Interior Texas Sculpture Garden

“In my sculpture, I combine common materials in a direct manner to create visual statements with physical presence. The idea for a piece usually comes from something I see in everyday life – a bed, a pool, a stairwell, an umbrella. I try to take a simple idea and construct an object or installation using straightforward materials, so that the end result is satisfying and elevating beyond the commonplace. Repetition, staggered order, and light and shadow create a sense of movement; and even though the combinations of materials I use often create psychological tension, I use scale and balance to produce a sense of calm and visual relaxation.” - Tom Orr, Artist

About the Artist:

Tom Orr lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He has a B.F.A. in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has shown his work throughout Texas as well as nationally and internationally. In 1995 and again in 1998 he was invited to exhibit his work at the 6th and 9th International Osaka Foundation of Culture in Osaka, Japan. Awards include 1998, Visiting Artist at the Brandwine Press in Philadelphia; 1995, the Bronze prize at the Osaka Sculpture Triennale, and 1989,the Prize for Excellence at the 2nd Fujisankei Biennale International Exhibition for Contemporary Sculpture.