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About Tessa's current pieces

“I was cleaning my studio, getting rid of everything unnecessary, purging: and there I found 25 years worth of small boxes with fragments of the landscape. I really could not ignore this.”
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Fragments of the landscape are rocks, pine needles, shells, lichen, sand, sticks, small pieces of glass, ground cover, presses leaves, etc. Tessa works in pastel, watercolor, oil and hand pulled prints as well as “ fragments of the landscape”, her process is fluid and deliberate. Natural patterns emerge into drawings and paintings. Found wood, metal and other natural detritus is fashioned into mobiles, stables, and totems.
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Her artwork has explored a variety of aspects of “landscape” over the years: vast landscapes with big skies, the indigenous cowboy, flora of the mountains, high deserts, and now fragments of the landscape.
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One patron remarked “ Your pieces connect me with the natural world when it is most needed.”