Thom Wheeler is active/lives in New Mexico, Texas. Thom Wheeler is known for iconic wall relief metal sculpture.
Biography Thom Wheeler
Thom Wheeler creates wall pieces that command attention, hand-crafted
metal sculpture that fit many descriptions--classic, comic,
sophisticated and playful. He prefers non-porous metals, and devotes
much attention to detail. "Polish and texture, that's the
thrill." He collects stones from all over the world and says he
has even used ostrich eggs, and "I've sliced ivory cue balls like
pieces of baloney for a certain look." He calls his pieces "wall
jewelry" and works with a variety of tools including diamond-bladed
band saws, grinders, sanders, buffers and welders.
Alice, Texas in 1946, he was raised in Liberty County in a semi-rural
environment. He learned to work with his hands from his father,
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