3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020
Tom Cross Artist Statement
From my earliest memories I look back and believe that everything I have done has been influenced by my artists mind. My personality and nature are impacted by my imagination and creativity, which is art based which is much different say from a scientific, mathematical, or a political mind. My art is not work, it’s my next activity. It’s an expression of my conscious and unconscious experience. My intent at this time is to launch my lifetime of artwork into the world so that people will not just experience the pieces, but the evolution of my life as an artist. I know that if a person looks at my work they will see and feel themselves because I have spent my life exploring my own humanity.
I see my art as an action/reaction to the life we all live. My problems and challenges are the same as everyone else, my solutions are different. Solutions devolve problems and become the reality. A finished painting is a final reality, and shows itself in a manner that you don’t even know what the original problem was.
I am currently working on a performance piece. For me this is the masterpiece. The one where at the age of 65 I pull out hundreds of paintings, drawings, carvings, inventions and artistic elements that use all our senses because that’s what it took. I have shown and sold a few piece through time, but the majority of my work have only been seen by myself and my wife. My work is art with no goal or final destination in mind. Sixty-five years of a human dancing on earth, spewing color, naming clouds, singing a song non-stop for 47 years, and never repeating a verse. After all artistic activity I relax with an ice-cold bottle of my own Lemo-napalm.