Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Artist Tom Weso featured in the Percolator Farnsworth Alley Gallery
Denise's Blue Cactus
Thomas Pecore Weso (M.A.), of the Bear and Turtle Clans, grew up surrounded by the rich artistic tradition of his Menominee and Potawatomi Indian family in northern Wisconsin. His Grandfather Moon Wesho, a prominent leader, and Uncle Monroe (Buddy) Weso were his first instructors in wood carving, drawing, plant lore, and spirituality. This Woodlands cultural background influences Weso’s artistic choice of vivid palette and balance of plant-derived designs against a background that reverses into foreground. This dynamism is apparent in a sequence of drawings and paintings set in the Arizona desert north of Phoenix.