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Current Project:
Preparing!
December 15 2015
6.30 -7pm
@ suffer 616 E9th Street NYC
DISCUSSION

"theresa tree"

"August 2008, Rogue Studios, NYC"

Video of trees projected onto my body. I am bound cocoon-like to a plank & propped above a round pond filled with wet water-color paper. Mid way red & brown ink begins to seep through the swaddling and drip onto the paper. The sap/blood making a trace, a painting. So the contemplation is about consciousness, human and tree.

Identity

Non-existence

Tree / Wind

Existence beyond consciousness

Art / nature

A mark, a trace, a shroud, a stain

Theresa Tree

The contemplation on trees is for me about the origin of life/death, perhaps even the meaning or non-meaning of existence & our human irrelevance in the shadow of nature. Trees pre date mammals. If God is air (Prana), than trees are the mother of God. To me this is worth contemplation.

"theresa tree"

"August 2008, Rogue Studios, NYC"

Video of trees projected onto my body. I am bound cocoon-like to a plank & propped above a round pond filled with wet water-color paper. Mid way red & brown ink begins to seep through the swaddling and drip onto the paper. The sap/blood making a trace, a painting. So the contemplation is about consciousness, human and tree.

Identity

Non-existence

Tree / Wind

Existence beyond consciousness

Art / nature

A mark, a trace, a shroud, a stain

Theresa Tree

The contemplation on trees is for me about the origin of life/death, perhaps even the meaning or non-meaning of existence & our human irrelevance in the shadow of nature. Trees pre date mammals. If God is air (Prana), than trees are the mother of God. To me this is worth contemplation.



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MISSION STATEMENT

I am returning to my roots as a painter, where I first discovered my talent, lost my identity/my sense of separation in process - painting portraits. For the next 2 years I am only painting portraits. Abstraction & performance art lend to my feeling immortal now I am mother I feel human, more grounded & more vulnerable than ever and I am pulled to dive in.

I will open an exhibITion MUDBIRD, Dec 9 2015 at TBG (my studio/gallery). I PREPARE the space for my new show & my new direction.

A zen studio to paint commissions in & bring my subjects into & also the option to rent a part of it out as event space gives me a solid base to generate a reliable income for me & my baby.

All the signs look good. I have started all the preliminary work to transform my space and life. I am excited to be re-creating my space to provide a secure future for my son which also allows me to continue making art. Your contribution would enable me to transition to the next phase of my arts practice.