Tara de la Garza

Studio U-5


Artist Statement

Tara de la Garza likes to think of time in geological terms, evolving slowly. Her evolutionary creatures are an imagining of life on a planet unfettered by overcrowding or even, indeed, the laws of nature. Yet somehow these distorted creatures look as if they could function in the world, much like the parlor game of the Exquisite Corpse, they have a head, a torso and a tail/legs.

Likening the work to that of a scientist discovering a new species, she names her creatures based on a taxonomy of friendship, the Latin names attributed to important people in her life. In her second series, the species are paired off and create their own progeny.

Recent Works

Tara de la Garza casadoi

Segmentum Collum Casadoi, 2017, Hand cut archival photo collage, 30x40'

Tara de la Garza dwohlia

Segmentum Collum Dwohlia, 2017, hand cut archival photo collage, 30x40'

Contact Tara

For more information, visit Tara de la Garza's website.