Alongside the more traditional work, Tom creates hyper-realist sculptures of items of waste and rubbish carved from stone and marble off-cuts. In these pieces there are echoes of the veiled and draped figures of Classical and Baroque statuary. Objects are squashed, wrinkled and crushed, creating the illusion of internal space and forms within forms. There is a cognitive dissonance brought on by the dichotomy between the beauty and value of the materials used and the worthless items that they represent. There are also questions raised about human consumption and what will be left when we are gone, the fossils of the future.