Gallery

Before the merman, before the math, there was a girl with big dreams and a bright view of the world, melting crayons into hearts and folding voices into clay, thinking mostly impractical things…

 

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Anatomy of a Human Heart

Wax. Originally a study on the form of repetition, several identical pieces were discarded, leaving two separate pieces, or “chambers” which are mirrored in the base. The concept evolved from Psalm 22:14b, “…my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast,” and is an early exploration into the relationship between the structural lines of science and the fluidity of art.

 

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Jerusalem Prayer

Glazed Stoneware. Inspired by the Hebrew and Arabic lettering for peace, this “impractical container” brings together the Semitic scripts into the shape of a womb or, if seen from above, a cross, and is reminiscent of a candle flame.

 

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The Moment of a Force

Digital Sketch. CG rendering of Tara’s personal engineering notes covering rotational motion and the cross product of three-dimensional vectors.  In this sketch, color and shape replace traditional, mathematical variables.

 

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Lotus Teacups

“You see, Dominic, greatness is not often derived from the object itself, but from the systems and conditions that surround it.”

-Gill Ullrich, Rebel Fires

Glazed Stoneware. Pinch pot teacups (25 ml) on a structural, lotus flower base marked one of the first explorations into the ideas and themes that would become Rebel Fires & The Merman’s Mark.