Tosca Teran


Tosca Teran

ABOUT

My work explores Terrestrial manifestations through combining tactile, sculptural forms, and audio. Creating immersive environments, unnatural History Dioramas, and performative, wearable structures questioning Human origin and mythos. My ‘jewelry’ serves as maquettes and experiments towards my sculptural work. The majority of my work draws from my fascination with the artistic representation of natural history, the creation of fictitious places in literature and my interest in microscopic invertebrates: Melethallia, Phytoplankton and Radiolarians, as well as Cordyceps fungus – in particular; Cordyceps unilateralis, a species of entomopathogenic fungus that infects and alters the behaviour of insects in order to ensure the widespread distribution of its spores. The body of work, An unNatural History created for Urban Glass Brooklyn and featured during SOFA, NY 2009 is an example of this passion to bring the micro-cosmos to the macro through metal, glass, mixed/multi-media, often 'wearable' moquettes. Past work/installations: Descent to Perelandra based upon C.S. Lewis' Perelandra, and Orbis Tertius based upon the short story of the same title by Jorge Luis Borges were instances where I imagined artifacts, and transgenic organisms that may have been suggested or read between the lines, from these stories. If we can say that the world of science is synonymous with truth and the world of art with that of fiction, I want to tread a middle ground that is unusual and seemingly beyond belief, yet also familiar.

ARTIST TYPE

  • kilnforming
  • accept commissions
  • flame/lampworking
  • casting
  • painting

CONNECT

Business Name:
nanopod: Hybrid Studio [nanotopia]
322 Harbord street
Toronto, ON M6g 1h1
http://www.toscateran.com