Alumni

Jacob Tonski

Jacob Tonski

Jacob Tonski is a pragmatic optimist. His work explores dynamic balance. A self-adjusting platform makes everyone the same height, probing ideas of equality and the origins of power. A larger-than-life top spins about the room, wobbling through themes of pleasure, danger, youth and decay. These and other human-scale objects, both amusing and threatening, find an uncanny identity between toys and tools. The forces of time and gravity serve in these works as foils for those things we are powerless to direct in our lives, and with which we must instead dance and negotiate. Tonski studied computer science at Brown University and has worked as a Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios. He has lived in Berkeley, Barcelona, Paris and Providence and grew up in West Virginia.

http://www.jacobtonski.com Email: jetonski (at) yahoo (dot) com