Dark Eyes Owl
Lubomir immigrated to the United States in search of artistic freedom back in 1966. He wanted to create works based on his own beliefs, and not based on the orders or ideology of the government at the time. He took a position as a professor in the Department of Design at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he taught from 1967 – 1993. He taught the design of industrial products (i.e. tools, devices powered by electricity, and cars), the design of furniture and interiors, the laws regulating the safety of the product (an agreement with obligatory norms and needs of the society), and drawings.
He says after arriving in America, he could freely develop his creative ambitions in the field of sculpture. He began looking for a new direction, which later was named Inspired by Nature – Creations of Nature. Creations of nature, aptly named from freshly uncovered boulders and rocks, fallen tree trunks, awoke his imagination. He used them to complete his visions with copper, bronze and other metals. In this way he created sculptures with figurative characteristics.
How accurately it was once written: “When Lubomir Tomaszewski looks at rocks, he sees sculpture. Something in the way it lays, its form, its natural aspect suggests to him the shape of an animal or a bird.”