The polychromed structures of Thomas’ work suggest mutable origin and material, the metal seemingly crushed or formed from other recognisable objects at various viewpoints — the uncoated and corroding steel bursting from its gleaming, chrome body. Inspired by the form of the cotton boll, a seed pod from which the fibre is harvested, Thomas slowly opens a bridge between agriculture, vegetable, and industrial mechanism — exploring the dark history and mechanical strain of the plant (notoriously one of the most resource-dependent crops, a problem classically solved by throwing slavery at the equation) versus its beauty and versatility.
Artist: Clifford Rainey
Artist: John Comunale
Title: Brain Medical Model
Title: Brazilian Icon
Title: Brazilian Nun Sculpture
Artist: Brazilian Religious Artifact
Title: Bronze Buddha
Title: Bronze Bust
Artist: C E
Title: Bronze sculpture
Artist: Bernard Brenner
Title: Brush Works
Artist: Zouzous Collection
Title: Buddha Head with Ushnisha
Title: Bust of George II - Rosso Antico
Rosso Antico Bust of George II, England, non-period and non-factory, the bust mounted atop a tapering square plinth, impressed spurious Wedgwood marks, ht. 8 in.
Literature: Ars Ceramica, number 11, 1994.
Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to benefit the acquisition fund.