Artist Profile – Thomas Rude – Sculpture
This is the eighth successive year Thomas will be bringing his woodcarvings to Art In The Pearl. He started carving wood as a teenager and continued into making sculpture. People began requesting carved work so he got into custom woodcarving for 15 years, and eventually into carving linocuts.
Thomas says, ”My sculpture is folk art influenced but with a contemporary narrative, and often ironic humor. My prints are very graphic, influenced by cartooning, Old World religious art, among other things. Perhaps my Norwegian ancestry has a say in the technical side of what I do. Then there’s Mad Magazine’s “Spy vs. Spy”, and those cold Minnesota winters. Thomas is a member of Waterstone Gallery.