Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New website

Hey everybody, I have a new website, www.tomvarani.com.  It's far more complete and much easier to view all of my art on.  Go check it out

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Concept Sketch

This is my concept sketch for a sculpture of a turtle carrying a bonsai tree.  The idea is a mix of modern and ancient themes.  The turtle will be created out of sculpey and scrap (mostly sculpey), while the tree will be made out of different types of scrap giving it a steampunk feeling.  The turtle will also have plants growing on its shell around the base of the bowl, as if the bowl has been there for a while.  The bowl will contain a small pond with the tree rooted on an island in the center.  The water in the pond will be made out of bar sealer epoxy. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Ship Wreck In a Bottle

Please click on these images for a larger view.

These images are the design sketches for a proposed sculpture to be placed on the playa at Burning Man 2013.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Collage 1

Collage 2

Friday, January 22, 2010


The Peacock


Art Brut Face

Cubist version of the Art Brut Face, (Poverty)

Sleeping Woman #2



Self Portrait

Abstract 1

Abstract 2

Abstract 3

Abstract 4

Food Not Bombs, (Vegetable Warfare)

The Fox And The Magpie

The Dovekin

Bee Composition #4

Mandala #1

The Changing Table


Totem 1


Soul Takes Flight


Koi And Lotus
Elephant #6

Elephant #3

Graphic Tattoo Koi #4

Graphic Tattoo Koi # 5

Graphic Tattoo Koi #2

The Brief Victory Of Life Over Death

The Trees Of La Boca

The Lion Man Of Hohlenstein-Stadel, (The Ancient Statue Series)

The Venus Of Willendorf, (The Ancient Statue Series)

The Venus Of Hohle Fels, (The Ancient Statue Series)

The Octopus #1

Piano Shoji Screen

Piano Shoji Screen

Illuminated Manuscript Coffee Table

Illuminated Manuscript Coffee Table

ALL works copyright Tom Varani 2010, all photo reproductions by Michelle Christiance

note: sale of original work does not constitute sale of the copyright, all rights retained by the artist.

ALL WORKS FOR SALE: for more information contact the artist at tom.varani@gmail.com