Low-relief sculptor, Tom Pfannerstill currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky. His work in the series “From the Street” is carefully crafted, carved, and painted trompe l’oeil (fool the eye) depictions of trash. Genre-defining Neo-Pop, Pfannerstill gives a nod to Pop art of the 1970s, digested and reinterpreted into the detritus of commercialism. Carved from basswood, each piece tells the journey of a forgotten object, carrying with it an implied narrative of the time. These hyper-realistic works are each labeled on the backside, recording where and when they were discovered. Calling his finds a ‘gift from the street’, they act as a unique diary of the artist and commentary on consumerist society.


Note: all sculptures are life size unless otherwise noted.