Tanya's multi-media compositions and
installations bring together traditional mediums of drawing, printmaking, collage, and painting
with a wide range of found materials.
The"soul quality"of things weathered by time
and the elements, for example, a tattered muslim curtain from an abandoned farmhouse kitchen; a shard of wood from a fallen
century-old barn; a fragment of pottery churned up by a plough, evokes a dreamlike presence,
with gestural lines and organic textures meeting
a refined sense of fragility and temporality.
The Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi is a wisdom that she cultivates both in her collection of materials and in the process of creating. A sensibility which has no
direct translation to English, Wabi-Sabi is sometimes defined as:
“The beauty of things impermanent and incomplete”.
Much more than an aesthetic, she believes it touches a universal longing
for reverence, genuineness, and acceptance.