Above is a traditionally hooked rag rug that I made a few years ago. It took me two years to complete and it is 10' x 5' made entirely of recycled wool garments, scraps from friend's sewing projects and my own clothes. It now lives in Madagasgar inside the American Embassy.
Below, is a medium sized drawing that I did in 2008 of a baboon, a Secretary Bird and a double headed snake. "Double Trouble"
Yes, it has been a long time since I updated my blog. 2008 was the last entry. Sad, I know... But, I have decided to attempt blogging again. Maybe it will catch on and hold this time. I will post interesting things that I'm up to or have seen on this blog. I promise! Thanks for looking. -Tara
I took this photo of my Forrest Sheep sculptures that were nicely displayed at SFAC.
This is a photo of the opening. It was packed!
I was very excited to be in this group show because of the wonderful artists that I was exhibited with: Tiffany Bozic, James Drake, Leiv Fagereng, and Walton Ford.
I am also in an equally super group show in Oakland, CA. at the Oakland Art Gallery, called "Beastiaries." The other artists are: Jo Ann Biagini, Michael Hall, David Hevel, Peter Honig, Misako Inaoka, Tarra Lyons, Daniel Ross and Anna Vaughan.
The next show that I have work in will be at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery in San Francisco, CA. This will be a fantastic feast for the eyes. It is a group show featuring five artists: Tara Tucker, Leiv Fagereng, James Drake, Tiffany Bozic and Walton Ford.
A Complicated Dominion: Nature and New Political Narratives
Opening on Thursday June 12, 6-8pm
BYO Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Wed. July 23, 12-1pm
for more info. go to the link below and look up current exhibitions.
This little piggy was also in the Zoid show, but I still need to locate the "good" photo of it for this blog. But for now you can look at it as it was on my work table. The show turned out to be a wonderful experience for me. I had to create an entire solo show of 12 new drawings in about three months time! That is a record for me. The Javalina above was one of the last of that series. I was feeling kind of tired and it represents how I felt.
Steven Zevitas and his most excellent gallery staff framed and hung the show to perfection. I flew out to Boston and was so happy.
This is a small 8" x 10" graphite on paper drawing I finished last week for an auction at the Oakland Art Gallery. It will be up for auction on October 19th,2006 5-8pm! Look at their website for more info. at: www.oaklandartgallery.org.
This drawing is part of a new series of work that I am doing that is about animal life mergeing with plant life. Some day I will provide a better artist's statement to further explain myself.