A native of Green Bay, Tom is an avid outdoorsman, which has inspired his elegant contemporary sculptures throughout his career. Working in cast metals, wood and stone, Tom’s abstract style is a direct tie to his love of and interaction with nature. He currently owns and operates TQ Sculpture Inc. in the Historic Third Ward, where he creates his work. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1977.

Could art save a life?

I think so. Art can give purpose to someone’s life by expanding it in many ways.

Where is your favorite place to go for inspiration?

I like to go to remote, or fairly remote, areas in the outdoors.

Who or what is the biggest influence on your art?

I’m very influenced by nature. I especially find inspiration in plant life.