THE BLACK SOX - A CENTURY LATER
Thom’s interests as an artist are firmly based in historical people and events which ultimately transcend their own reality to take on mythic qualities and interpretations.
In his new series - The Black Sox Scandal - 8 players for the Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to throw the 1919 World Series. With 67 watercolors on paper and acrylics on canvas, the series gives a visual overview of the many different people involved -- from the ball players, to the gamblers, to the owners and the sports writers.
It is the pivotal moment in baseball history and, to a great extent, coming as it did at the end of World War I,
it was a true "loss of innocence" for a war-weary America.