Thomas Everett Green is an artist based in Seattle, WA. Thomas explores biology and microscopic photography through painting, sculpture, and video installations referencing nature. He holds a BFA from Middle Tennessee State University, and an MFA from Memphis College of Art, where he was the 2012-2013 recipient of the Hohenberg Fellowship. His work has been shown in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Seattle, and the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock and has been featured in both print and online publications in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.
Thomas explains his work by saying, “My work is visually and conceptually driven through investigations and interpretations on the various phenomenology and ideas surrounding disease and obsession. I immersed myself into the contemporary realms of microscopic photography, employing vibrant, simple color schema on circular shapes. The circular motif conjures visual relations to Petri dishes and the orientation of objects “as seen” through microscopes. Each painting, or “cell,” is sometimes part of a larger installation that draws its placement from nature and the fruiting patterns from rapidly reproducing growths, fungi, and molds. All encompassing video installations provide viewers with a narrative into the patterns or cycles of the destructive forces in nature as they creep in, settle, take over, and eventually destroy a surrounding. The imagery is entirely composed from images taken from the paintings. Discomforting sounds are layered amongst beautiful melodies to generate a tension. The installations reverse the size relationship of the viewer with the microscopic organism, and generate a world in which they will unknowingly enter. Furthermore, it invites viewers to renegotiate their ideas on beauty.”