Tomas Hlavicka
Tomas Hlavicka

Green Paperweight, 2010

Laminated glass

6 x 6 x 4 1/2 inches

 

Artist Statement
Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Tom Patti earned B.S.  and  M.S. degrees in industrial  design in 1967  and  1969  respectively at  Pratt Institute School of Art and Design  in Brooklyn, New York.

In  1969 he  studied  perception theory with Rudolph Arnheim  at  the  New School for  Social Research in New York and the following  year  studied  glass  at  Penland  School  of  Crafts  in  North  Carolina. 

Since childhood, Patti has been blind in one eye, which has contributed to his interest in perception.   His fascination with art and science is expressed in glass by creating spatial voids and depth to manipulate scale and perception.  Patti works glass in an inventive and distinctive manner to create exquisitely precise vessel-oriented forms.  

Patti’s work can be found in many permanent collections including The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY;   The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY;   The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; and The Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France.

 

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