I was recently working on a collaborative bookmaking project, and my collaborators were so quick to discard images with the slightest mistake. So I asked them if I could hold on to those mistakes to use in the creation of some individual artworks. Those things most would throw away can become so meaningful. Acknowledged mistakes, throwaways, became the materials for my subconscious collage. The collage in turn became a poetic example of my experience, the girls’ experiences, and how society handles mistakes and those that make them.
*Originally published on Tumblr, 2013.
Tabatha Lendquvist-Grace works from her private studio located in Walker County, AL. She is an Interdisciplinary artist working across and in various mediums to include painting, bookmaking, and poetics. She taught Design I at the University of North Alabama and taught Drawing Foundations as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Tabatha has been involved in a number of community arts projects with At-Risk youth and has experience teaching art to youth and adults at various private and public schools, institutions, and art organizations. She earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.