About this piece:
The creation of the book is focused on its form rather than content. First I carved the design into lino block, scanned into computer, manipulated the size and printed it with silk screen. The decorative, flower like design was first drawn and then transformed into a silk screen print. The book’s form is a cube that opens up flat.
About the artist:
Lives and works in Maryville, Tennessee, United States.
Tatiana Potts is a native of Slovakia. She received her MFA degree in printmaking from the University of Tennessee in 2016 and her BFA degree also in printmaking from the University of North Carolina in Asheville in 2012. She studied English for two years in the United Kingdom, and then worked for a non-profit organization in Slovakia. She was awarded the Herman E. Spivey Humanities Graduate Fellowship at the University of Tennessee. She spent a month in Poland through UT exchange program with the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Her work is held in numerous special collections worldwide. Tatiana’s works are greatly influenced by her cultural background and by studying and traveling in Europe and the United States. The opportunity to live, travel and study in different places has provided her with a wide range of perspectives, and informs her ideas about art.