Thomas Bucich – Artist Interview
My new works are a recent reflection on my connection with culture, self, society and the natural environment. Both observer and observed, perceptions of nature and man – the reciprocal impact each have on each other, simultaneously destructive and creative. My figures are most often nude, sometimes draped – depending on the piece.
The real raw, somewhat visceral pieces are more naked rather than being politely nude. The muscle and flesh move beyond human form and take on the texture I find in the bark of trees and rock formations. This is where human form and nature become entwined and unified in my work.
My work is formed on two main elements: the human form and nature. We are all people living within a natural environment, although built up to varying degrees by man – we are simply humans living in nature. The direct connection is lost by many caught within the edifices of ‘progress’.