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CORNER STORE & 
SATURDAY MORNING

In her CORNER STORE and SATURDAY MORNING series, Tara utilizes her advertising background to take us back to her childhood. Exploring vintage imagery with subversive wit and whimsy, Tara recreates familiar logos, packaging, and cartoon characters into a visual narrative of her youth as she transports us back to our own. At a glance, these paintings depict a childlike innocence, but there is usually underlying social commentary that becomes apparent with a closer look.

GOOD FORTUNE

Tara’s GOOD FORTUNE paintings tap into a familiar, shared experience of finding comfort in takeout cartons and fortune cookies. Many of us secretly turn to fortunes with a hopeful heart seeking wisdom and revelations. The good fortunes get taped to the fridge or tucked into a wallet for safe keeping. These messages can hit a nerve, spark an idea, offer confirmation, or provide a laugh. A good fortune will never cease to amuse or amaze.

ABSTRACT

With her abstract work, Tara's intention is to inspire others to find light and beauty amidst the chaos of life. Fascinated by the diverse emotional response associated with color, she explores monochromatic schemes as well as multi-colored compositions to illuminate one’s life experiences. These sizable works elicit both profound emotion and a healing calm for the viewer.