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Creating collages in a workshop is such a rewarding experience for me as the participants can immediately begin to see connections and juxtapositions between the imagery provided and also create their own.
I mentioned to the group that part of my inspiration came from the second hand bookstore in La Jolla and was very happy to hear that one artist went there the next day, mining the $1 book rack for imagery.
I’m please to announce my inclusion in a group show at the San Diego Art Institute called Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media opening at SDAI on April 1, 2017 from 6pm-8pm. The exhibition will run through May 15. Details here
In her recent collage work, Tara de la Garza distorts elements of nature to create new hybrid creatures. Sitting in an uneasy world between biological diversity and unchecked genetic modification, her work is a depiction of a fantasy sci/fi world without humans where nature evolves chaotically but wholeheartedly.