Stouffville--Tania Love's art will envelope you like a gentle snow shower when she brings her newest exhibition to The Latcham Gallery Sept. 18.
Organic forms, somewhat leaf-life, reach down from the gallery ceiling, allowing you to walk among them. You can marvel at the intricacy of her creations up close or stand back to observe the macrocosm of her work.
The artist and yoga teacher immerses herself in nature, gazing closely at the natural world, to reinterpret it on a larger scale showing the rhythms and patterns of life.
In her work, the artist reflects on the "fragile, transient and exquisite quality of life."
Her close affinity for the natural world has led her to work with little waste. She uses black walnuts for ink, for example, bee's wax and milk paint on recycled tea bags and wood panels reclaimed from scrap bins.
She was one of the artists featured in the gallery's PreView exhibition a year ago, during the Latcham Gallery's 30th anniversary celebrations.
Her art has appeared in numerous solo and group shows. She has been an artist-in-residence in the U.S., India and Poland. She also travelled to India in 1999 for yoga teacher training and now teaches in her own studio.