Tamara
Wasserman
Collage
Chicago
Illinois
USA

Tamara Wasserman, Dog..God, charcoal, acrylic, dry leaves and collage on paper, 20" x 24"

Latvian, b. 1958, playing from Chicago, IL, USA

Tamara Wasserman was born in Riga, Latvia, and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. She graduated from the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and moved to the U.S. in 1990. Tamara is a visual artist and puppeteer. Her home base is Chicago where she is one of the artists at Bridgeport Art Center. She travels extensively and is inspired by many cultures and geographies. Tamara has exhibited in galleries in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Tel-Aviv, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. She likes collaborations, artistic games and unusual projects that erase boundaries between disciplines.

Please visit Tamara’s website at: www.paperboatart.com

Thoughts on the Telephone process

When I first read the poem “walking home again” I did not quite know what to do with it. So I just let it simmer in my brain, while I would take pictures of dogs once in a while. Approximately 10 days before the deadline, I started doodling and sketching, working with images of girls, dogs and “the outsider/the poet”. I kept sketching, cutting parts of images out and moving them onto different surfaces and rearranging into different compositions. The piece really came together when two distinct parts appeared: the minimal “outside” and the cozy and protected “inside”. This separation “made” the piece, creating the meaning and the tension. All in all I went through a fascinating process that opened a path to further poetry interpretations.

What
Came
Before
Poetry by Aisha Edwards
Aisha
Edwards
Poetry
Portland
Oregon
USA
This
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