Thomas Ferrella

Thomas Ferrella is a Wisconsin-based artist who conceptualizes a piece or a body of work based on visual clues and their subsequent sensory perception. He speculates in a variety of artistic mediums, frequently commenting on and responding to social and environmental causes using truth as his guide. Photography has been the foundation though he willfully strays into music, video, painting, large scale installations, sculpting in wood and found objects. His art is as free as is his interpretation of the world.  Everything is fair game.

Common threads exist though he considers them irrelevant. His aesthetic is a natural abstraction, a graphic documentation, a personal dialogue, an invitation to poetry.

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Cecropia moths, tent caterpillars, spider, river birch

Oil paint on metal

10x24

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Giant lilly pad flower, ruby meadowhawk dragonflies

Oil paint on metal

24x24

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Illusion of Permanence #10

Burned white oak, oil paint

13x15x21

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Illusion of Permanence #12

Burned chestnut, oil paint

23x30x2

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Illusion of Permanence #14
Burned Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, oil paint

50x23x12

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Illusion of Permanence #16

Oil paint on found world globe

14x11x10

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Illusion of Permanence #18

Burned red cedar, oil paint, metal base

41x8x8

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Illusion of Permanence #3

Ethically sourced de-barbed goose wing, burned butternut

12x9x6

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Illusion of Permanence #5

Burned red cedar, oil paint

8x9x5

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Illusion of Permanence #7

Burned white oak, oil paint

23x16x11

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Illusion of Permanence #9

Burned Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, oil paint

43x19x17

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Ladybugs

Oil paint on metal

8x9

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Orange-tailed marsh dart damselfly

Oil paint on metal

10x12

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White feather

Oil paint on metal

12x12

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Eastern tiger swallowtail chrysalis

Oil paint on metal

19x4

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Illusion of Permanence #1

Burned red oak, black walnut base, oil paint

65 h x 14 w x 7 d

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Illusion of Permanence #11

Burned chestnut, black walnut base, oil paint

54x30x9

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Illusion of Permanence #13

Burned red oak, black walnut base, oil paint

118x17x10 in

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Illusion of Permanence #15

Burned hickory baseball bat, gears, bearing, oil paint

25x4x4

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Illusion of Permanence #17

Burned red cedar, oil paint

10x10x9

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Illusion of Permanence #2

Burned red cedar, oil paint

17x11x8

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Illusion of Permanence #4

Burned red oak, oil paint

17x14x8

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Illusion of Permanence #6

Burned red oak, oil paint

20x16x4

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Illusion of Permanence #8

Burned red oak, cedar base, oil paint

36x6x6

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Japanese beetles, grape vine

Oil paint on meta

5x21

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Luna Moth

Oil paint on metal

2-8x12

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Prairie Dock Leaf

Oil paint on metal

12 hx12w