sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in
galleries and museums throughout the United States. These include
recent group shows at the Denise Bibro Gallery, New York,NY, Holzemer
Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; De Lind Fine Art, Milwaukee, WI; Samson
Fine Art, New York, NY; and Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College,
Beloit, WI. Recent solo shows include the Porter Butts Gallery,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern
University, Evanston, IL; Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN; and Holzemer Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
In addition, Eddington’s
work has been included in Corporate and Public Art collections -
most recently, the Pfizer Corporate Collection, New York City.
Tom Eddington grew up
in the Chicago suburbs . He majored in sculpture at the University
of Illinois, Chicago, and now lives in Mukwonago, WI.
The process I use to
create a direct-carved, in-the-round sculpture begins by drawing
my idea on paper to develop the form. I then transfer the form to
a block of wood, outlining the shape, and marking the material that
will be removed using saws and drills.
After blocking out as much of the material as possible, I begin
carving the form with mallets and chisels, removing additional material.
The next step is to use rasps and files to further define the shape.
When the final form has been shaped, I sand the material to a smooth
finish, sign the piece, and apply protective coats of varnish or
oil. The piece is then mounted onto a base.
The process takes anywhere from 40 to 160 hours to complete depending
on the size and complexity of the sculpture.