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Bird With Bouquet

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A beautifully sculpted clear glass bird. The flower bouquet imagery is hand-painted and then encased in clear glass and then sculpted. 'Graal' working is a careful and intricate glass-making process.

16 x 6.5 x 9 cm

"I consider myself to be an image-maker. Many of my pictorial narratives re-invent scenes I remember from my childhood. Growing up on a farm in rural Ontario, I have become again interested in that familiar landscape as a constant backdrop for the events (past and present) which are acted out. Certain rooms – familiar fragments of furniture, of architecture – or fields and houses reappear. Some images read as allegories – I have created myths out of my own history. There is a collapsing of the ordinary and the sublime into a single moment, where every event is laden with symbolism and significance" - Tanya Zaryski

Tanya Zaryski began her art training at the University of Toronto, studying art history, painting, drawing and sculpture, before discovering glass blowing at Sheridan Collage. Upon graduation she completed three years working as an artist-in-residence at the Harbourfront Glass Studio in Toronto. Currently she lives and works in Clarksburg, near Georgian Bay with 2 cats, teenage son, and a flock of unruly chickens.