Southern California was the perfect spot to grow up for a constantly changing & creative atmosphere. The hardest thing was to stay out of trouble & that was achieved only by stealth & a highly creative thought process. The idea that something couldn’t be done was only a hurdle that took longer to cross but never stopped even the most bizarre idea of a solution evidenced by the high school science fair project, “Holography”, that required the use of a 600lb. granite grave stone cover plate At age 17 Tom & his “partner in crime” drew the attention of the Naval Electronics Lab, “ it isn’t possible for 2 high school students to do this in there bedroom.” The interest in optical effects was present even then. Glass became a fascination & then a living in the form of ‘glazing contractor’. After working with stained glass for a short time the desire to, ‘do the impossible’ was becoming harder to stave off. In 1991 the 1st experimental glass sculpture was created & now a beautiful sculpted work of art.