Rare Bird Salon – Sundari Designs (T.S. Anand)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

227 Cathcart Street

Santa Cruz

“I’ve been cutting and pasting, or tearing and pasting, some form or another, as long as I can remember.

These selected collages were a daily practice. Source magazines — selected at random.

Tearing — intuitive & immediate. Arranging/composing. Then gluing. Repeat.” -T.S. Anand

The artwork on display at Rare Bird Hair Salon speaks to this artist’s interest in such themes as: concepts of beauty, relationships with hair, the interface of self-image & identity, and a variety of figures in the landscape. The imagery ranges from abstract to surreal—with humor and social commentary.

Currently, T. S. facilitates mixed-media classes for the William James Association’s Prison Arts Project, inside the mental health cellblock of the Santa Cruz County Main Jail. Teaching art, and particularly teaching the collage-making process to the incarcerated, has greatly influenced her recent work.

T. S. Anand received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Art Education from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She subsequently earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Spatial Art and New Media from San Jose State. Born in Toronto, Canada, she is a long-time resident of Santa Cruz.

Devoted to art education, T. S. has taught as adjunct faculty for University of California in Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College, and Cabrillo College. She has provided multiple- activity art programing (ceramics, bookarts, collage, printmaking) for the unique student body at the Cabrillo College Stroke and Acquired Disability Center.

T. S. has created site-specific installations featuring video projection; broadcast sound and large-format (often interactive) sculpture. Selected exhibition venues include: The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara; The Porter Sesnon Gallery, Santa Cruz; The Tree Museum of Gravenhurst, Canada; Il Gabbiano, Italy; The Koret Gallery, Palo Alto; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Santa Cruz; and WORKS, San Jose.

All artwork, presently on display at Rare Bird Hair Salon, is original collaged imagery — no reproductions. All work is available for sale directly from the artist.

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