Tom Kerrigan

 

Artist Statement

"I think of art as physical manifestations of vibrations of the soul.

My current body of work is a reflection on the essence of desert. For the past 15 years my primary residence has been in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and during this time period I have assimilated the various phenomena of the desert into my work. The desert is a source of spiritual sustenance for me and I find that the grand simplicity of it speaks to a primordial cord within me. Some of the sculptural forms and the sculptural vessel forms are quiet and meditative while others are bold and direct and sometimes make reference to the sensual and erotic.

Studio artist and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Duluth