Tony Bloom has had a wide range of influences and inspirations over the course of his life. Born in Tokyo in 1947 he was raised in Paris and Washington D.C., though he ended up at the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1970 and founded Stonecrop Studios in Canmore four years later. As with many artists, his chosen career gave way to his passion for art, as he was trained in physics before moving to music and then ceramic/metalwork. His current works are in steel, copper, bronze, and aluminum, which he skillfully turns into sculpture, architectural features, and numerous public art projects in Calgary. His works in copper would look amazing on the Great Room walls, bringing warmth and curved shapes, while an aluminum “Landbuoy” would be a great point of interest in the backyard.
“The work deals with thresholds and contradictions: between materials, between the rational and the intuitive, the dynamic and the passive, the functional and the non.”
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