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Local Language Artist in Residence program offers space, time and facilities for artists in a multitude of disciplines to explore creative pursuits and further their art practice.  Artists are invited to ...


Title: Sunflower
Artist: Anastasia Tumanova
Dates: Jul 13th - Aug 31st
Time: Check Venue listings.

For this new body of work, Anastasia Tumanova explores the symbolic reunion of the feminine and the sun. Tumanova is inspired by the current art and craft scene and the astrological community, where the feminine is symbolically linked to the moon. This association led her to study the divine feminine and ancient goddess mythology and to discover evidence that the feminine is symbolically associated with the sun as far back as 7000 B.C. Tumanova rekindles this symbolic association, as more women assume the symbolic role of sun in our modern society: as visionaries, inventors, thought leaders, company founders, and heroines.

“When presented with the unique opportunity to work with Local Language, I was thrilled to create this large-scale series with their CNC (computer numerically controlled) router. Being an image maker at heart, wood was the perfect material to use as a setting for my ceramic paintings. The organic texture of the wood pairs well with the ceramic, as well as the theme of land and nature in this collection.”

– Anastasia Tumanova