Period & Style
Tom Patti is a widely respected artist who has devoted much of his career to researching different formulations of glasses and hot-forming techniques and to exploring industrial and architectural glass as a sculptural medium. Over the last 35 years, he has used glass to build and define spaces that transform surface, light, and color. In recent years, Patti has dramatically shifted the scale of his work from complex, small-scale objects to illusionistic environments made of architectural glass. This lecture was a part of the Museum's popular Meet the Artist series.