As an artist, I am interested in the implications of intimacy, relationship, and nurturance upon the development of personal identity. I approach my work through the lens of social and developmental psychology, taking into consideration how our identities can be informed largely by the nature of the most intimate relationships that we engage in. Taking an auto-ethnographic approach, I reflect upon personal memories of comfort and confrontation experienced in domestic settings. Through writing, print, drawing, and installation, process allows me to examine the intricacies of my own interpersonal relationships and their effects upon my being.

Our Corner, copperplate etching. 7” x 9” (each) 2020

Clothesline, installation with appliquéd clothing and journal pages, 2020

Unravelling II, copper plate etching, chine collé. 12.75” x 18.25” 2018

www.taiessa.com I ig: @tai.the.girl