Tomak Julian Baksik's early work as a NeoClassical sculptor in diverse media, complemented by a science and engineering background, progressed into glass at an auspicious time. Since Tiffany, there have been many inspired glass artists but few breakthroughs in what was possible. Through years of bottom up research, new techniques and formulations in glass enabled an array of forms evoking the qualities of natural crystal and precious minerals.
Other notable works include an over-life-size fountain featuring Minerva and Neptune, the Pennsic Cathedral, and Urania, a life size sculpture in bronze, glass and fiber optics.
"I have enduring admiration for Bernini, Borromini and the named and nameless sculptors of antiquity who pioneered the horizons of an art radiant with meaning, now etched into history. Time washes away the noise, leaving for us these jewels of truth."
Tomak studied at the University of Michigan, hosts seminars in glass and metal casting, and exhibits at several national trade shows and festivals.