My Theme

November 5, 2014 by Tom

I’m asked, from time to time, why I use the figures I do in my work. For me, the answer is very easy. My whole “Fantasy” theme is just such a natural fit for the stones, crystals, minerals and these figures. They all go together so well. For example: I don’t think a very high quality Wizard figure, holding a wonderful Quartz crystal, mounted in front, or on top, of a fine mineral specimen, would have the same effect if it were mounted on a seashell, or some other non-complimentary item. And the same is true for all the figures I use.
Another thing, that pleases me, is that this is such an ancient theme. One that’s been drawn, painted, sculpted, recited and written about almost as long as man has been around. From Medieval Castles and Wizards; almost always associated with stones and minerals of some sort, to Chinese Dragon myths, which are still a part of their festivals and culture today. To Norse tales, and legends, of tiny Sprites and Faerys, living amongst the plants and flowers of a garden, and Elves moving through and hiding in the forests, whether small, or tall and majestic, as J.R.R. Tolkien describes. They’ve all stood the test of time, and are sure to be around for at least as long as we are.
So please, take your time, use the scroll bar to the right of the pictures, and have a look at all the pieces on my site, and, if you’re contemplating buying one or more of my pieces, whether for yourself, or as a gift, besides the quality and craftsmanship I put in to each one, you can be sure your getting something that’s not just a fad, like hair styles or clothing, but a time tested work of art that can be kept, and handed down until the end of time. They certainly will not wear out! The stones, crystals and minerals are already millions of years old.
I’m continuing work on many new pieces for the upcoming Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. I hope, if you plan to come to the Shows, you’ll stop by my booth, #1306, at the TGMS Show, at the Tucson Convention Center, Feb. 12th thru 15th, 2015, and view my work in person. Have a wonderful Holiday Season. T.S.