Tilda Mann

Studio #M-12


TildaMannPortrait“Honor thy error as a hidden intention.” — Brian Eno, musician

I begin with something small, such as a doodle, or a color, and work outward from there. Layers combine memory, perception, automatic drawing and symbol. I don’t plan my compositions in advance, and I remain open to extensive revisions throughout a painting’s progress. I like to let the history of the painting show through. As the work reveals the process of its making, it acts as a metaphor for our own becoming – a major narrative of the work. Influences include cave painting, myth, and the aching sound of the violin. Some artists I have been looking at lately are Jim Dine, Mimmo Paladino and Squeak Carnwrath.

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I received a Certificate in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012.

Clockwise from top-left:
Art Spirit Extends Her Hand
Mother and Child
Listening With One Ear
Shapeshifter Battles the Self