This is the first book to survey the work of painter and printmaker Tom Hammick. Moved by the minutiae in life, Hammick reflects on man's place in the world. His seductive landscapes forged from painted canvas or cut wood, reveal the 'otherworldliness' of life. They are metaphors for the human condition; reflecting states of mind, or expression about transience, fragility and awe. Writer Julian Bell sets Hammick's art within the context of contemporary debates about painting while relating it to the two-centuries-old Romantic tradition.
Informed by the author's sustained contact with Hammick over many years, this publication is illustrated with over 120 carefully selected images, and has been produced in close collaboration with the artist.