I’ve been cutting and pasting, or tearing and pasting, in some form or another, as long as I can recall. These selected collages were a daily practice.
Source magazines — selected at random.
Tearing — intuitive & immediate. Arranging/composing.
This show speaks to the artist’s interest in the topography of dreams, popular culture in relationship to the natural world, and contemporary figures in the landscape—from real to surreal.
T. S. Anand received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (focusing on cast-bronze sculpture, and with an emphasis on art education) from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She subsequently earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Spatial Art and New Media from San Jose State University. Born in Toronto, Canada, she is a long-time resident of Santa Cruz.
T. S. taught as adjunct faculty for University of California in Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College, and Cabrillo College. She provided multiple-activity art programing (ceramics, book-arts, collage, printmaking) for the unique student body at the Cabrillo College Stroke and Acquired Disability Center.
Currently, T. S. facilitates mixed-media classes for the William James Association’s Prison Arts Project, inside the Santa Cruz County Main Jail. Teaching art, and particularly teaching the collage-making process to the incarcerated, has greatly influenced her recent work—some of which is on display here.
All artwork is available for sale directly from the artist.