Thomas Woodruff is a self-proclaimed “neo-fabulist” artist who always works in series on large, complex imagistic projects. Hatched from personal experiences, the projects are often apotropaic and elegiac in nature, dealing with issues raised by the AIDS epidemic, aspects of maintaining wellness, and celebrating the outsider in all of us. The imagery is a cross-culturally hybridized, relentlessly figurative, technically tricky, perversely ornate, and more often than not– dark.Mr. Woodruff is the Chairman of the Illustration and Cartooning Departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York , where he has taught for 27 years.
The sun is a star, a hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system