The foam that floats on stagnant pools
Via the re-composition of a universal symbol across multiple forms, the foam that floats on stagnant pools contemplates how meaning may momentarily reveal itself within a screen of ambiguous depth, before falling to pieces in the continuous flow of fragmentation.
Tom Blake’s solo and collaborative practice utilises fragmented moments and symbols as potential sites for contemplating the psychological frameworks and technological networks that surround us. Tom has exhibited in Australia, Japan and Italy and has been a finalist in Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) Print Award, the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, the CLIP Award and The Blake Prize. In 2013, Tom was awarded a Clitheroe Foundation Mentorship, allowing him to spend a year working with Ken Unsworth. He has undertaken residencies with the Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM) Chilé, FAC, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), North Metro TAFE (formerly Central Institute of Technology), Tenjinyama Art Studios and is currently a One-Year Studio Artist at Parramatta Artists Studios. Tom is also part of momo doto, an ongoing collaboration with Brisbane-based artist Dominique Chen.