Every artist finds the medium that best expresses their ideas, and Larry Thomas's hands led him to artist's books. It's a genre that's unfamiliar to many people, but Thomas is one of its masters. He crafts pop-ups, accordions, scrolls – books of every shape and construction you can imagine – and populates them with collages, created from old books, fliers, posters – any paper ephemera that catch his eye. His books amuse and disturb his viewers with humor and irony. They demand attention and interaction in a way that most art forms do not. And they reflect the quirky personality of this retired print professor. Larry Thomas is one of a kind – and so are his books.
Larry Thomas was recently featured at the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum. To see more of the Museum’s works, visit their website.