T.M.
Glass


Works

Artist's Garden

Hydrangeas in a Dutch Tuliperie


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Japanese Anemones in an Arts and Crafts Movement Vase


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Tulips and Bleeding Hearts in a Japanese Vase


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
52’’ x 52’’, Ed. 10
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India

Jaipur Wedding Bouquet with Lilies, Marigolds, and Carnations


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Jasmine Flower Wedding Curtain


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Orchids in a Gold Colored Ceramic Vase


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Residence) Ballroom Window Overlooking a Mughal Garden


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Museum

Alium in an Ancient American Tripod Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Anemone Canadensis in an Italian Pharmaceutical Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Anemones in a Japanese Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
52’’ x 52’’, Ed. 10
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Clematis in a Chelsea Teapot


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Magnolias in an Ancient American Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Narcissus in a Staffordshire Pitcher


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Siberian Iris in a Roycroft Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Tulips in a Persian Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Reford Garden

Anemone Canadensis in a Silver Jug


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Blue Poppy in a Blue and White Chinese Vase


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Buttercups and Other Wildflowers in a Japanese Vase


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Lamb’s Ear and Lichens on Pine Branches in a Lalique Glass Vase


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Red Maple and Peony Seed Pods in a Historic Brass Cup


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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White Hawthorne & White Shrub Rose in a Blue and White Chinese Vase


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Woodland Scilla and Phlox in a Silver Cup


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
52’’ x 52’’, Ed. 10
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Yellow Azalea and Barberry in a Blue and White Chinese Vase


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
52’’ x 52’’, Ed. 10
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Royal Lodge

Azaleas and Tulips in a European Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
52’’ x 52’’, Ed. 10
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Camelias in a Silver Punch Bowl


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Euphorbia in a Japanese Imari Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Hellebores and Bleeding Hearts in a Chinese Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
52’’ x 52’’, Ed. 10
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Narcissus in a Green Falcon Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
52’’ x 52’’, Ed. 10
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Red and White Bouquet in a Sevres Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Tulips in a Blue, White and Gold Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
52’’ x 52’’, Ed. 10
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Yellow, White and Orange Bouquet in an Asian Vessel


42’’ x 42’’, Ed. 10
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Biography

The work of Toronto artist T.M. Glass opens a door to other ways of considering photography by exploring the historical, technological and aesthetic conditions of the medium to stretch it beyond its traditional definition. Utilizing cutting edge photographic technology, the artist works with each image to create complex details and textures using a digital painting technique developed throughout the years.

An alumnus of Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) in the fine art program with a major in sculpture and a minor for painting, the artist decided to focus on photography in 2010. Propelled by the desire to create works of art that focus on the investigation of beauty in nature and how mathematics and geometry govern the nature of beauty, the artist strives to create beauty though proportion, symmetry and harmony.

Stemming from a deep, personal engagement in horticulture, the artist’s primary subject matter became the persistent allure of flowers. Glass pairs flora from renowned gardens with historic vessels from museums and distinguished collections. The artist works directly with curators to arrange photography sessions and understand the vessels’ history. The resulting lens-based digital paintings seem like a traditional photograph from afar, however, upon closer inspection the depth of the work is revealed in colours and textures unique to Glass’ practice. A single work may demand months of production time.

Recent works have involved collaborations with the Royal Lodge and Royal Collection, London, England; Jardin de Métis / Reford Gardens, Québec; the Gardiner Ceramic Museum, Toronto; the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; and Jaipur City Palace, India. Glass’ works have been showcased in multiple exhibitions and are held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Britain, France, Australia, and India.

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