Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Inventing Creatures: Tulsa Art Studio Tour Artist Taryn Singleton

This post is part of our series on Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's Tulsa Art Studio Tour 2014. A self-guided tour, the Tulsa Art Studio Tour showcases the talent of artists who live and work in Tulsa.Today we are featuring Tour artist Taryn Singleton

Artist Taryn Singleton has always been interested in fabric and patterns, especially patterns that depict elements of nature. Having a grandmother who taught home-economics, and coming from a theater-set-building background, Singleton has a keen interest in craft art, and originally wanted to be a fashion designer.

work by Taryn Singleton
"[My grandmother] taught me to sew when I was six or seven years old and I’ve been really fascinated with fabrics and patterns ever since. Especially... the way a fabric designer will condense something like a flower bush down to two leaves, a stem, and a pod," she stated.

Blurring the boundaries between plants and animals she creates her own creatures that embody both. "My main concern is to create new life," pointed out Singleton.
Tour Artist Taryn Singleton in her studio
Singleton creates her work using painting, printmaking, fabric, and collage, with patterns and materials that are both made and found. Of this, Singleton said, "I try to experiment and be playful using found art and taking risks."

Meet & see the working studio of Singleton along with 13 other artists on April 12-13, noon until 5 pm on the Tulsa Art Studio TourFor more info, or to purchase tickets, visit

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