Tom Moore

I am inspired by venerable ancient traditions of comical representational vessel-making. In this case figurative bottle/bodies with heads that are removable stoppers. The visual joke is enhanced by the addition of faces on both bottle and stopper so the characters can be perceived as “right way up” or as standing on their enormous heads.
 
These curious antipodeans are intended to delight but my reason for making them is more than just fun. I playfully combine human, plant and animal features in the hope of bamboozling conventions of representation and perception. I believe there are great possibilities for profundity in absurdity.