The Young Prince Of The Forest Breaks Wind

How To Change Your Life

Black Dog/I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

Tom Lasley



Artist Statement

I assemble shadow boxes using both old and new objects with personal significance – things that evoke a recollection of a specific event or period of my life, or representa concern I currently contend with. As objects interact the autobiographical narrative strengthens and the piece takes form. The process is a way of revisiting and sorting through my experience and a meditation on my life history. The objects I select serve as an idiosyncratic, symbolic vocabulary and although the resulting pieces are quirky and surreal the narrative is ultimately cohesive, comprehensible and relatable.