Doesn’t that describe all of us…we are artists because we like to make stuff. The first line of Tom McCarthy’s bio is ‘I like to make stuff.” “Specifically I like to make stuff for people to wear. Jewelry fascinates me. What people wear, how they wear it, what I can make wearable and how I can make it are the kinds of things that daily occupy my attention. Based in traditional craft ethos, my work is an exploration of material and form. This investigation is ultimately about beauty and most importantly the interplay between object wearer.”
I am fascinated by the materials that Tom uses in his work…concrete, rust, gold leaf, house paint, India ink…interesting combinations.