All of us are guilty. Guilty of losing ourselves. Guilty of getting so caught up in the machinery of our lives. Whether it’s the demands of a job, a relationship, a family, we somehow lose site of ourselves. We forget what makes us tick. What brings us joy? This series is a study on how to keep your SELF in the midst of the machinations of life.
I paint from real life; my life to be exact. I like to look back on my life to see what worked, what didn’t, what circumstances affected my life and what occurrences altered my point of view forever.
My background as an Engineer and scientist has made me very curious as to how chemicals react and what makes “things” including people work. My training as an artist has given me the tools to express what I see. In this series for example, I have used torn pages from Psychology and Computer Science manuals, posters of the periodic table of elements, and chemicals like copper, patina and sulfur to cause accidental reactions on canvas.
All of these techniques help me portray a multi-layered journey in which my actions have caused reactions; in which accidents happen and create something wonderful; and in which my editing has allowed me to get rid of the bits that are no longer useful and give prominence to the parts that are.
You can now see Tina’s work at Soda, and stay tuned for details about a special evening with Tina coming soon. And always remember that any art sales at Soda not only support the artist but also our Mini Soda Salon at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta.