February 13, 2008

playing in the mud

Artist Tom Moberg has patience. Lots of it.

Just check out the incredible works of art
he carves from joint compound. Yeah, joint compound. The detail in his intricate creations are simply astounding.

I would love to have the amount of skill and patience required to create wall masterpieces like these. However, since I have an entire section of my garage filled with abandoned furniture "assemblage", I'm pretty sure my patience threshold would be breached and my walls would end up looking like plaster vomit.

It's safe to say I won't be attempting to master this form of art anytime soon, but you can! I am intrigued by the fact that Tom is self-taught in this medium, and his process in forming these relief murals is seemingly simplistic. (Check out his steps in this article on DIY Network) The process may appear uncomplicated, but the results are clearly the culmination of creativity and mastery.

Take a look at what happens when Tom Moberg plays with mud!


Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Oh my...I can't even IMAGINE the patience that takes. But what an amazing payoff. Absolutely gorgeous. It's hard to believe that such works of art are created with humble joint compound.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Holy yowza! I love the long hallway one the best.

Michelle said...

amazing !!! great post !!!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is, WOW. That is so unusual and interesting.

I found your site at Desire to Inspire. Love it! I've bookmarked you and will be back. Thanks. -Julia :-)

phoenix said...

His work is utterly fantastic!!

Dana said...

Wow! am amazed at his art work. Inspiring indeed.

Tom's work looks great.