Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Tom Patti has been blind in one eye since childhood, which has contributed to his interest in perception. His fascination with art and science is expressed in glass by creating spatial voids and depth to manipulate scale and perception. Patti works glass in an inventive and distinctive manner to create exquisitely precise vessel-oriented forms. Despite their small size, Patti's sculptures have a commanding presence.
Thomas Patti studied fine art and design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he earned a BID in industrial design in 1967 and a MFA two years later. During this period Patti developed a dual interest in art and science, studying with both Rudolph Arheim and Sybil Moholy-
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