Eagerly collected, this long-time award-winner is noted for his creativity and effortless technique. He is known for meticulous inlay, in contemporary patterns and colors.
In this beautiful pendant, you have an example of both, expertly done. The inlay is intricate and vibrant, with traditional and contemporary materials.
The shiny bail echoes the luminous gleam of the inlaid mother of pearl bits, as well as the gleaming silver frame around the inlay.
Tommy’s famed use of color is in wonderful evidence: Orange spiny oyster shell, jet, green and blue turquoise; tawny and figured jasper, two shades of lapis, and dark mahogany obsidian.
Mother of pearl flashes in the light, while touches of black jet anchor the variety of hues, and tiny lines of red coral echo the warm tones.
The inlay forms a modern, geometric pattern, vaguely reminiscent of a rug pattern, or stepped rain symbols. With traditional, and other, colored stones and shells the palette is rich and unusual.
Vivid color, beautiful design, and fine workmanship: all hallmarks of this prolific and immensely popular artist; all marvelously present in this striking pendant.