Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
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Description These Boots: This is a 12 x 10 digital painting.These are steeled toed construction/combat boots, the type once issued to United States Navy Seabees. They are over 50 years old. These boots have left their prints in the soils and sands of faraway lands. Today they sit in a closet shelf, invoking memories of a time long ago. Although there were many others like them, each pair with its own story, this pair is special. Theyre special because these boots are mine!
Tom Carlos, San Jose, CA Member Since February 2015 Artist Statement Tom Carlos was born and raised in San Jose, California. He is the son of migrant farm workers who settled in the Santa Clara valley, an agricultural region which would later become known as the Silicon Valley. As a teenager, he would sort and pick fruit at local orchards during school breaks. At the age of 18, Tom joined the U.S. Navy Seabees, and was honorably discharged after 4 years of active service. He later enrolled in the O.I.C. (Opportunities Industrialization Center) program and was formally trained as an electro-mechanical draftsman. Tom started working and at the same time, attended evening classes for the first 10 years of his career. After 45 years of employment, providing manufacturing, engineering, and graphic design services to various high technology companies, Tom has retired to become a full-time artist.