What's new? Tatiana L. Sougakova
"Acqua alta" (high water in Italian), acrylic paint on raw cotton. The sketch was done during our trip to Venice two years ago. I drew it on the back of the copy from a travel guide. It was sitting around for almost a year, until I got back to it and decided to try it in a large format. Working out the details, I'm going for an effect of watercolors diluted in water combined with references to tattered sails.
Testing a new setup for a possible installation with public participation. Something that could be fun and fairly easy to make for people of any age, and can be combined into a larger more complex thing in colors that will please children and adults alike. I have close to 200 butterflies I colored myself - it is a good start.
Translucent fabric with gestural color lines. I want to capture light and color with relaxed gestural lines. I'm thinking of calling the series "Watercolors in the air".
When I was very young I was fascinated with stained glass. There is something about bright color, transparency, and light that reaches deep inside us. This fascination never went away. I want to find more flexible ways to present combination of color and light that has a similar effect to stained glass. I'm now experimenting with transparent colors on vinyl. These are fragments of the larger pieces. Still works in progress, I'm taking notes, and will come back to it again.