T.O.M.T. is the arena Trice created to develop and further his re-imagination of all the objects in our world that seem to have been displaced or have no obvious purpose left. Its the best place to find the end or terminate our growing disposable culture which has expanded to include even people who don’t fit the usual mold and thus society has no use either. Some of these objects Trice works with are beautiful and very special and deserve to find new life. T.O.M.T. has become the best friend for trashed or forgotten objects and anything else you might throw away or that is overlook in your garages, pantries and other storage spaces.
Beyond bags of bottles and cans, beyond the corrugated cardboard boxes tied with string, beyond the papers and organic waste bins, lies a whole world of objects that are discarded with no thought. I find these objects, considered too “difficult” to recycle, all over this great city of Gotham. My vigilante mission has been to recover and reassign the purpose of these objects. T.O.M.T. is my abandoned-object Batcave, and the endeavor of refitting the planet is already underway. The key to saving these forgotten objects is just keeping my eyes open and being open and ready to spot what I like to call “objects of desire” old appliances, tires, whatever!
At T.O.M.T. Trice likes to think that he’s giving old junk and ordinary objects a new lease on life. In fact, after they’ve gotten the T.O.M.T. treatment, these objects take center stage as useful, beautiful, “high-end” furnishings. “It’s time for some of this stuff to live in the limelight!” says Trice. “No object has been neglected too long, been tossed too far or is too ordinary to be a star.” I don’t promise to know what to do with every misplaced object out there in the world, but I do believe there is some purpose to everything. Nothing is truly garbage. That’s fundamental to my philosophy.
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