About Thom Cicchelli:
Thom is a native Chicagoan, residing in the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood. He studied at the American Academy of Art, also in Chicago, and works for an international corporation in its design and packaging department. Thom has participated in several public art exhibitions in Chicago and Illinois over the past ten years, including Suite Home Chicago; his submission, which was prominently displayed on North Michigan Avenue, was singled out for praise by the Chicago Tribune’s art critic. Perhaps his most notable artistic accomplishment thur far, however, was the selection of his original design from over 6,000 entries for the reverse side of the 2003 Illinois State Quarter, produced by the United States Mint.
About “Fore” The Kids!:
This three-dimensional design is intended to be both contemporary and stylized. Although seemingly simple, the illustration of golfers striking golf balls from varying distances will create the illusion of depth. The placement of several, actual golf balls on the surface of the art piece itself will create the impression that some of the balls struck by the golfers are flying out of the illusion itself (Any brand names or logos on the golf balls would be covered or removed).
The title, “Fore” the Kids, is a play on words intended to provide a bridge between the golfing community and both Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and the Illinois PGA Foundation.