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Tom Orr

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Untitled, 2005

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DESCRIPTION: (20 feet x 40 feet) This work consists of two separate pieces, one located on the south wall adjacent to the west glazed wall apron and the other located on the north wall. Each work consists of aluminum tubing superimposed in front of a pattern of parallel lines, which create the illusion of movement as the viewer’s eye scans the object.

"Light and shadow are primary elements of my work. I am particularly interested in illusions created by using line and light, repetition and staggered order to create visual movement and patterns. For me, the single most important aspect of my sculpture is that idea, materials and form combine to create subtlety. My work is often appreciated by engineers, architects and scientists since it demonstrates intuitive concepts of structure and form.

"My building techniques and methods of joining materials give my work a freestanding ability, which often creates the illusion that structures are floating. Although the floating effect is intentional, I am concerned that the cause of the illusion be evident and clear, so that the viewer can participate visually in my process and in the illusion."

BIOGRAPHY: Born 1950 in Dallas, Texas. Orr received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1973. Private collections holding his work include American Airlines, Fort Worth, Texas; Southwest Medical School, Dallas; Frito-Lay, Plano, Texas; Nations Bank, Charlotte, North Carolina; Utsukushi-Ga-Hara Open-Air Museum, Nagano, Japan and Osaka Foundation of Culture, Osaka. Orr’s public work may also be found at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Plano Station and the White Rock Lake Water Theater Bath House, Dallas. Orr currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

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