Thomas Moran is a welder by trade. He has no formal training in art or sculpture, just a driving passion of creativity. He works primarily with plate steel, occasionally incorporating copper and stainless steel into his work. Tom shares his metal creations by donating most of his sculptures to non-profit organizations, museums and educational facilities for fundraising opportunities or public display. The sculptures have quickly become their own tour destination around Northern Michigan, with organizations vying for donation preference. Tom started his own welding business after high school graduation in 1978. He now owns two metal fabricating facilities and employs over 80 people. He also shares his creative passion by teaching an ornamental welding class at night.
Thomas's ArtPrize Entries
These are Thomas's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.