Tom Atton Moore
Written by Georgina Rose
Photography by Austin Leis
BC presents Eden, the US debut of Tom Atton Moore
In a lane and alternate world of his own, textile artist Tom Atton Moore creates woolen rugs that serve, not as pieces of craft or design, but as tangible prompts meant to evoke an emotional response.
Largely inspired by painters like Joan Miró, Deborah Remington, and Helen Frankenthaler, Moore’s pieces are large-scale and donn abstract forms and bold colors. Each piece takes up to two to three weeks to complete with Moore tufting by gun, latexing, drying, pinning, binding, and shaving every rug by hand with sheep shearing clippers.
In his latest exhibition, Eden, Moore speaks the patient language of a garden pond through seven abstract rugs that mirror the calm choreography of chemicals that were released into the water in an effort to calm the fish under the surface.
Eden marks the US debut of Moore’s work and is on view at the multidisciplinary design studio BC (Lindsey Chan and Jerome Byron) in Los Angeles through March 4, 2022.