Thomas Avery
MA Fine Art

Often using my own body and past experiences as a template or initial point of reference, I incorporate materials with raw, viscid, or historical associations such as tar, oil, and wax into my work, frequently drawing upon intimate memories to counteract personal conflict. I use my practice to escape reality, sharing my experiences as a form of self-healing. In my expansive mediums - including painting, sculpture, textiles, and photography - I aim to search for a resolution set within a personal, historical and cultural framework.