Tatiana Robb (She/Her)
I’ve been exploring religious concepts and grief as my work has always been a way for me to sit with and process different experiences. Within this, I currently wish to explore home environments as they allow us to understand our past present and future objects as one.
I’m currently working on a series of mosaics made from smashed printed tiles depicting objects from mine and my grandmother’s houses. Through this I wish to metaphorically paint an interior image of us together and honor the objects that live beyond them
Bench for Marguerite and Joan
The printed tiles are lino prints of objects from my grandmothers, Joan and Marguerites, houses. When they passed away, I was reminded of the importance of belongings and the way they can preserve aspects of life. There collections of things have provided comfort to my family and allowed us to remember there different interests or aspects of there personality. I put the tiles onto a wooden bench I made and with help from friends mosaiced the rest. A bench is a neutral and communal space, open for all. As my grandmothers where both very chatty and friendly, they loved meeting people. I hope this bench provides a space for that and a time to remember someone we now miss. Thanks to Millie, Flora and Mel for the help and my grandmothers.
On display at Woodlands Community Garden Glasgow, 24th May- 4th June
6 ft x 2 ft, wood, grout, ceramic tile
Video Performance of Baptismal Font
Wax Baptismal Font
I began this project questioning religious symbolism and iconography. A Baptismal font is used to baptize babies in the Christian faith. The act of baptism prepares the child for their afterlife, while they are only a baby. It encompasses the cycle of life and its purpose for those who believe it. I placed the Baptismal font on a bridge over a burn and filled it up with water from the burn. This challenges the idea of ‘dust to dust, ashes to ashes, and the extent to which our life cycle and the earth are in sync. It symbolizes our spirits returning to the earth after death.
Baptismal font, wax and plaster, 1.5m x 0.7m
Lang Craigs March 2020,