Tom Faue was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has been living on Vancouver Island since 1970. Art was always his favorite class in school, but being mainly self-taught, he considers himself an ‘Outsider Artist’. After experimenting with painting and batik, he began carving wood in 1983. Several of those wood pieces were eventually cast in bronze.
For the last few years, Tom has been creating assemblages using found objects. He is always on the lookout for something he can use. It is then stored in what he calls his ‘Library of Visual Solutions’. A piece might sit in there for months, or even years, until a new addition or a sideways glance triggers an idea.
Tom’s work is heavily influenced by ‘primitive art’, but he looks at the entire spectrum of art history and the surprises of each new day for inspiration.