Tara’s work is an exploration of her own feelings toward the Earth and life on it, told through vague narratives that reflect and combine a passion for mythology, stories, humour, and the absurd. Through her paintings she explores a personal fascination for the symbiotic connection of all things and the energy that seems to tie us all together. Human beings have a habit of thinking that we dominate all else in the world. It is Tara’s belief that our degree of importance to this large organism does not rely on our size or intelligence, but rather that we are all equally interdependent of one another. Through this belief, her definition of tree, animal or element has come to blur together as her understanding of the interconnectedness of things evolves. This idea materializes in her work through the fusion and transmogrification of plants and animals, disrupting the concept that everything exists independently.
As her paintings are an expression of my feelings toward nature, so too are they a dedication to the magical and impossible worlds that she effortlessly got lost in as a child, before her mind wandered so waywardly (albeit reluctantly!) into “adulthood.” These images are only flickers that allow a brief glimpse or scene of a story, requiring the viewer’s imagination to fill in the blanks, much in the way that Tara’s own memories of childhood reach out to her through briefly illuminated fragments.”