Workplace Artist Spotlight: Thomas Sweeney
The artwork is up! Local Works displays rotating artwork in the office space from Charleston’s local artists. One talented individual showcases their pieces on the walls of Local Works for a three month period and all pieces are up for sale. Come check out our first artist, Thomas Sweeney. He will be showcased until the end of September!
A bit about the artist:
“Life drawing has always provided solace from architectural drawing for me. Eventually I realized there was an undeniable link between the two initially disparate aspects of my design process. One is not independent of the other. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Design from Clemson University I received a National Merit Scholarship to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. While at there I studied figure painting & drawing & taught in the metal & wood shop. I began post graduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and finished my Master of Architecture thesis at Clemson University. I currently live in Charleston, SC within a short distance from the office/studio in order to maximize time at home with my family and time spent making. Painting, while working at a design build firm, creates a combination of art and architecture that is typically latent and occasionally blatant throughout my work.”
Check out more about him at: http://www.postand courier.com/article/20100916/ARCHIVES/309169852