I hope when viewing my work you will be able to forget your worries for a while. If the piece works it should keep you feeling good for years. Sculpture is great medicine. To be a success, it should evoke an emotion, anything from warmth to a shiver, a smile to a frown, these words from self taught sculptor Tom Schmidt. After envisioning a work, in a dream or a feeling, he selects a stone and begins carving. Typically he works on many pieces at once. Besides his ''stand alone" art, Tom produces functional art to be used in everyday life. *images are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the written permission of the artist.