|Short Message Service, November cube installation|
The immediacy of modern telecommunications, including the internet, takes a certain amount of time, attention and anticipation away from correspondence. We are countering this by making a collection of origami stars, each has a written message contained within. These messages are our own until they are physically picked up, unraveled and read, a private communication that requires effort and intent to receive.
Tara and Moana work as collaborators on their mixed media installations and use each other’s skills and abilities to bring their ideas to their fullest potential. Working from a mash up of Moana’s print background and Tara’s street art we are able to create a depth of layering and style impossible to achieve individually. We are also able to approach concepts and themes from different perspectives and a different aesthetic, creating a visually and conceptually diverse body of work.