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Andrew Thomas SWAc
Andrew Thomas is a distinguished sculptural artist based in the idyllic Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, where he has built a vibrant career in the arts spanning over 35 years. With an unwavering commitment to artistic excellence, Andrew has become a leading figure in the field, recognized for his profound talent and innovative vision. As a respected member of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, Andrew has exhibited his work at prestigious exhibitions across the UK, standing alongside revered masters and contemporary luminaries. His sculptural creations, developed through extensive research and exploration, are celebrated for their fusion of technical precision and emotional depth, captivating audiences and collectors alike. Andrew's artistic achievements have garnered international acclaim, earning him numerous prestigious awards. His sculptures, which grace private collections worldwide, serve as enduring symbols of his creative brilliance and artistic integrity. Beyond his illustrious career as a sculptor, Andrew is a dedicated educator and published author, sharing his expertise and insights with aspiring artists and enthusiasts. His own published works and contributions to international publications have solidified his reputation as a respected voice within the artistic community.

"I am driven by a profound curiosity that compels me to explore a diverse array of subjects, yet I am particularly drawn to those that probe the deepest mysteries of life, humanity, and the interconnectedness of existence. My extensive travels to Asia have opened my mind to the fascinating ancient wisdom found in teachings such as Zen Buddhism and Taoism, which resonates deeply with me, influencing my exploration of the transformation of human consciousness. In my Transformation Series, I investigate the evolution of human consciousness—a journey of self-discovery and growth. Through my art, I seek to capture the essence of this transformation, inviting viewers to embark on their own introspective journey. The series delves into the depths of the human psyche, exploring themes of awakening, enlightenment, and the interconnectedness of all beings. In my artistic practice, I employ wood as my primary medium, embracing the deconstruction process of hand carving to reveal the potential within each block. I am endlessly fascinated by the organic nature of wood and the way it responds to my touch, allowing me to sculpt forms that are both fluid and dynamic. Once my sculptures take shape, I cast them in bronze—a material known for its timeless beauty and enduring qualities. Through this process, I aim to create artworks that transcend the limitations of time, inviting viewers to experience and cherish them for generations to come. Ultimately, my work reflects a deep-seated belief in the power of art to provoke thought, evoke emotion, and inspire profound connections with the world around us. I aspire to create unique, captivating works of art that radiate a special energy through time, conveying their messages to viewers and enriching the world's historic and diverse artistic language."
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"At the core of Pure-Art lies an enigmatic essence—the soul, the life force, the innermost being or nature—imbued within its very fabric by the artist's conscious intention. It embodies a purpose beyond mere ornamentation, transcending the superficial to evoke deeper emotions and provoke profound thought. Pure-Art thrives on the allure of the mysterious, inviting viewers into a realm where the tangible and intangible merge seamlessly. It serves as a conduit for conveying profound ideas, emotions, and messages, reaching beyond the ordinary to touch the soul and enrich the human experience. With each brushstroke or sculpted form, Pure-Art captivates with its mysterious allure, leaving an indelible mark on those who encounter its transcendent beauty."
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