Timna Tarr’s Noble Menagerie


Gallery II will showcase 12 works in Timna Tarr’s Noble Menagerie. Tarr, who resides in Massachusetts, comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college.

Her own work is chiefly about color, in relatively small-format compositions. What keeps her engaged is watching how her projects change and transform with the addition of each color and texture.

Noble Menagerie began as a way for Tarr to explore making quasi-realistic fabric portraits of farm animals. Moving through the series, she realized that the images highlight the dignity and individual personalities in each animal, reflected in her highly original titles. The construction process starts with a blown-up photograph and ends with her piecing together the eye. Tarr explains that she needs to get to know each animal before tackling “the window to the soul.”

Timna Tarr - Lady Teela of Amherst

More Info

LaGrange, Texas
Venue Info

Texas Quilt Museum
140 W. Colorado St. 
La Grange, TX 78945
United States

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