Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
A mountain is literally animated by the robot that has become a part of it. The behemoth marching in the harsh sun presents Tira's common theme of animism, showing an entire mountainous environment as a living entity. This work is on a gallery wrapped canvas.
Tiramisu - more commonly referred to as Tira - is a US-born artist who grew up in the vast suburbs of Southern California's "Inland Empire," just east of Los Angeles. As a transgender person and gender studies scholar, Tira pursues matters of gender within their painted worlds. Tira's vibrant and seemingly-alien landscapes present themes of animism through the natural world and its interaction with subjects/lifeforms typically considered "inorganic." Tira currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with their partner and 3 children.