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Curl by Tom Waldron

Tom Waldron
American b.1953
Curl, 1990

For nearly 30 years, Tom Waldron has been hand fabricating elegant, seamless forms out of steel. His uncompromising craftsmanship and unique fluid volumetric vocabulary has made him one of the regions most well-known and respected sculptors. 

The shape of a sculpture is an attempt to integrate practical concerns such as stability, safety, and durability with more visceral or purely aesthetic responses to the work. Usually, I try to make my sculptures in such a way that the internal relationships all seem resolved; the sculptural space or tension is between the object and the viewer. The sculptures are in some way incomplete until they are installed and start to alter their surroundings. They begin to carve the space and light of the installation area into different shapes and tones.
-Tom Waldron

Elmhurst Public Art Tour
  1. SkyCube by David Wallace Haskins
  2. Bird City Saint by Sentrock
  3. Curl by Tom Waldron
  4. Figure in the Garden by Abbott Pattison
  5. Art from the Heart by John Nester
  6. You Are Beautiful by Matthew Hoffman
  7. Sistine Touch by Bob Emser
  8. Once Upon a Time by Frank Eliscu
  9. Eric Carle Collection
  10. Crashing Waves by Eleanor King Hookham
  11. Be Bold. Be Elmhurst by Rafael Blanco & Andrew Sobel
  12. There Was A Vision by George Melville Smith
  13. Elmhurst University Art Collection, A.C. Buehler Library
  14. Bicentennial Fountain
  15. Millennium Fountain
  16. Portal by Nicole Beck
  17. Steel Globe by Poblocki Sign Company
  18. Color Rain