About this piece:
I created this piece during the pandemic using existing box from Topo Chico water. I reinforced it with book boards and made four bottle shaped books. Each book is created with a different binding, such as Accordion, Japanese Stab binding, Coptic Stitch and Drum leaf. The imagery is made with small wooden blocks with recycled balsa wood. Since I was not able to use my studio I improvised, used a lot of recycled or naturally dyed paper. I printed even on paper from flour packaging.
Imagery portrays houses and empty chairs reflecting on current situation of pandemic where we are social distancing. So we don’t see our friends and family but see only outside of houses when on walks and chairs are empty and not occupied with company that we would have enjoyed while having coffee or tea. Empty chairs representing longing for life as we used to know.
About the artist:
Lives and works in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Tatiana Potts is a native of Slovakia. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee and her BFA from the UNC in Asheville.She currently teaches at Hartford University as a Visiting Assistant Professor in printmaking and bookmaking. Her work is in a number of galleries, publications, and collections. Most recently, she presented her work at virtual session at the Occidental College, Los Angeles. In addition, she’s showed her work at the Exhibition at Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY and at Southern Printmaking Biennal at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA.