Working within collage, Thom’s work draws upon his career in design – cutting and pasting a narrative that reflects a fascination with typography, books and fashion. Often personal in nature, the work explores relationships and emotions in an effort to capture these fleeting moments. And much like memories, important details – fragments of phrases, numbers and images – mix together with insignificant minutiae in a wonderfully tangled latticework of truths, distortions and inconsequential meanders.
Why is sadness beautiful?
How many heartbreaks can the heart withstand?
How many loves can one hope for in life?
Do other animals feel heartache?
Why do memories trigger a physical response?
How does time heal all wounds?
Is it ok to be lonely?
Am I wrong to feel incomplete?
What is the proper way to grieve?
Do the ties that bind also ensnare us?
Is bondage bonding?
Is love a chemical reaction and can it be reproduced in a lab?
Why am I attracted to free spirits and surprised when they want to be free?
Why does astrology always seem to be true?
Are matters of the heart governed by the laws of science?
Is the future written in the stars?
If opposites attract, are we looking for love in all the wrong places?
Do we really need the eggs?
Thom Wolfe is an artist and Creative Director in Chicago.
You can see more of his work here.