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Tom received his BFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is now currently finishing his MFA at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where he has also been teaching drawing and painting for three years. Having grown up in Europe, his exposure to German Metaphysics has been a driving force behind his work and he continues to find avenues between philosophy and art-making. His practice is a strict adherence to technical precision and mechanical labor, using t-squares, tape, yardsticks, compasses and protractors to explore the nature of color perception, depth and flatness and how technology can influence the visual language of contemporary painting