About this piece:
This book is from the Tajtania. Tajtania is an imaginary world of my own creation, one that draws from historical architectural forms and merges my experiences of living, traveling and studying in Europe and the United States. Tajtania represents the essence of a city that will never be built and has the potential for continuous change. The characters from the book represent imaginary occupants or visitors of the city of Tajtania. They may be alive as well as part of the facade of some imaginary building of the city. They just emerged.
I carved the pattern on the lino block, scanned it and made it smaller on the computer and then printed with silkscreen. I extensively explore many possibilities and combinations of the folding and let the faces/images emerge from the exploration.
ink, thread, book cloth
About the artist:
Lives and works in Maryville, Tennessee, United States
Tatiana Potts is a native of Slovakia. She currently lives in Tennessee. She received her BFA in studio art at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. She completed her MFA degree in printmaking at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She spent a month in Poland through UT exchange program with the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Her work is in a number of galleries, publications, and collections, including El Minia University Gallery Archives, Cairo, Egypt; Victoria and Albert Museum London, UK and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.