Size: 18"W x 12"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2011
"Root Cluster" is an original hand printed zinc plate photo transfer etching with aquatint that depicts the roots of a tree along one of the many hiking trails I've walked on in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Image size is 12" x 18", printed in vine black on Rives BFK etching paper; print is unframed and unmatted
I've exhibited widely throughout Pennsylvania, and my work has also been in national shows in New York City, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Illinois, and Nebraska.
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Tom Norulak attended Carnegie Mellon University and received his BFA degree in 1971. After living in Philadelphia for about 5 years, he returned to Pittsburgh in late 1977 and has made Southwestern Pennsylvania his home ever since. During the 1980’s Tom established a successful commercial screen printing business. He began his active career as an exhibiting artist printmaker during the early 1990’s. His work has been exhibited throughout Pennsylvania as well as in selected national shows at well respected galleries, museums, universities and art centers in New York City, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Illinois, Nebraska and Washington DC. He has taught printmaking at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts for over 25 years and has also taught at Seton Hill University, Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College program, Carnegie Museum of Art and has been a guest instructor and lecturer at other schools and local art groups. While etching is his primary medium, he also works in woodcut, screenprinting, papermaking and watercolor.