T. Klacsmann tries to capture the consciousness of animals as they exist independent from, but intermingled with humanity. Loving beauty more than efficiency, he first meticulously carves each thing that appears in his work in linoleum or wood. Some of the resulting relief prints are further developed with paint, ink, and colored pencil and become parts of mixed media collages or installations; other prints are scanned and turned into polyester lithography plates or used in digital collages.
His work has been shown nationally and internationally and is included in the permanent collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art, the flat files and archives of Zea Mays Printmaking, and the Miriam Shapiro Archives at Rutgers University. In 2014, he received the Medal of Honor in Mixed Media and Walinska Memorial Award from the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). He completed certificates in Green Printmaking at Zea Mays Printmaking, and Graphics and Animation at University of North Georgia; an MFA at Northern Vermont University; a Masters of Art History at the University of Glasgow, and a BA at Yale University.
Sonata in Gray - Swallows, Butterflies, and Can Layered linocut, woodcut and polyester lithography prints with added ink, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel
Scherzo in Gray - Kestrel and Plane Layered linocut, woodcut, polyester lithography with added ink, acrylic, and colored pencil
Sonata in Gray - Bunnies and Power Plant Layered linocut, woodcut and polyester lithography prints with added ink, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel and aluminum leaf