Title: If these wings should fail me
Location: Private collection

This sculpture was made by Tom when he was first starting to get to grips with working as a sculptor and it remains one of his favourite pieces.

The starting point for the idea behind the sculpture came from a painting made by the artist aged fifteen of a man transforming into a bird and also from the line of a traditional song 'If these wings should fail me lord won't you meet me with another pair'.It can be seen to contain a variety of different ideas, those of uncertainty and potential, of the spirit rising above the physical or of mankind having to flee the ruins he has created which are represented in the rusting industrial structure of the girder.