CornsOils on canvas54"h x 54"w

My Archive Is Open!

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks archiving images from old portfolios and they’re now all ready!

Ok…not ALL!!! In the old days, we documented our work with slides. And dear heavens, I have mountains of slides to scan. Scanning and archiving is time consuming and I always put it off because there are always projects waiting for me in the studio. Nonetheless, I feel an enormous sense of accomplishment getting these portfolios archived and up on the site.

Pour yourself a bright cold tall glass of lemonade and come for a visit!
http://tatianagarmendia.com/archive-2/

Telaraña (Patria Querida)Watercolor on Paper41.5"h x72"w

The Web from Mi Patria Querida…new in the studio

For me summer vacation is an opportunity for uninterrupted looking and deep reflection on the creative process and the existential questions with which my work wrestles. The Migration exhibit is over, but I continue to explore ideas about what constitutes a home, immigration, borders.
New in the studio: The Web from a series of watercolors exploring imagery in the film, Mi Patria Querida, It is 41.5″h x 68″w.

Queror 5, 2014Oils on US tactical fabric20"h x 16"w

Queror 5

Queror 5, oil on tactical fabric, because like the existential suffering of those who have worn the uniform in war, the uniform never comes off.

Queror 4, 2014 
Oils on US tactical fabric
7"h x 5"w

Queror 4

Queror 4, oil on tactical fabric, because like the existential suffering of those who have worn the uniform in war, the uniform never comes off.

Queror 3, 2014Oils on US tactical fabric6"h x 6"w

Queror 3

Queror 3, oil on tactical fabric, because like the existential suffering of those who have worn the uniform in war, the uniform never comes off.

Queror 2, 2014
Oils on US tactical fabric
6"xh x 6"w

Queror 2

Queror 2, oil on tactical fabric, because like the existential suffering of those who have worn the uniform in war, the uniform never comes off.

Queror 1, 2014
Oil on US tactical fabric
6"h x 8"w

Queror 1

Five years ago I began working with veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Like me, they’ve survived extreme encounters with history and culture. I wanted my work to engage their unique perspectives while communicating some of the deep indebtedness I felt for their sacrifices.

Inspired by something a young vet suffering from PTSD told me, the Queror portraits are painted directly on tactical fabric used by the US military. Camo forms the fabric that grounds the subject, and like the existential suffering of those who have worn the uniform in war, it never comes off.