About Me 創作者簡介
Tom Rook was born in Exmouth, England. He creates mostly in pencil, pen, and ink. He is self-taught, and his drawings mainly deal with cities, change, and the complexity of the urban and natural. His drawings focus on detail, and encompass both real and abstract places.
From a young age he has been recording memories and the world around him with maps and cityscapes. Illustrated maps capture a place in an absorbing way, and moving into new landscapes in Taiwan has intensified the creative process. They form both a journal, and an means of discovering a place.
He has interests in architecture, the natural world, and urban history, and these influences come together in his drawings. He has had several solo and joint shows, and will be exhibited as a finalist at Art Revolution Taipei in April 2016. He has taken part in projects with Simple Life Festival, Kaohsiung Arts Festival, Zhongyuan University, and Gestalten Publishing amongst others. He lives and works in Taipei. He is much more approachable than 3rd person biographies such as this suggest.
Below: Some source photos used for the maps. 下方的照片是我拍攝拿來當作繪製地圖時的參考資料: