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Taeesha T Muhammad
New York, NY
Website: http://
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Media:Mixed Media;


ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a collagist by nature. I find a connection between the classic and the contemporary. I enjoy the connection. I use found objects to convey the classical message of connections. While I feel my art is unique and dynamic in its own right, I feel my greatest influences have been David Hockney and Ishimu Noguchi. One can say these two artists are very much opposites of each other, I see an emotional connection in their works. While Hockney is considered an important contributor to the Pop art movement of the 1960’s, his greatest influence on me comes from his photo collage works. Noguchi is also known for many different kinds of art mediums, but it is his sculptures that have moved me. Using clean lines and rational forms, he allows the raw materials to become something that is balanced and beautiful. Both of these artists have created works that require—demand that people take a look at their surroundings and take in the natural elements that have been captured. It is Noguchi’s use of raw materials and Hochney’s use of everyday scenes that connect them to me. The use of the seemingly ordinary to create an extraordinary piece is the key. My work in progress, titled Scents of Color: Vibrancy is a synthesis between collage and sculpture. These assemblages are inspired by motifs and patterns spiraling on the surface of Islamic mosaics. M​y work is really about the complexity of the secret lives of women. The "piled on" things that we all have to deal with as women. The expectations, experiences, responsibilities, the joy, pain, work, play, wins, losses, relationships, heartache, the hard, the soft, surroundings, future and past. It's always one color because it's the complexity of the all-encompassing woman.  We have to mask how we really feel and respond to things. This is a universal theme. With the skills I acquire here, I would like to continue on this path of discovery for women. My assemblages deconstruct the flat visual field of traditional tiles and create a 3D view, which can be enjoyed from multiple angles. Working with found objects helps discover what is lost in the human spirit.
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  • Haya (Life)
    2016
    recycled wood, glue, acrylic paint
    20" x 30"
    This series of assemblages where created to represent a woman in her most basic space. The home. Made from recycled wood from Tetouan, Morocco

  • Nisa (Woman)
    2016
    recycled wood, glue, acrylic paint
    20" x 30"
    This series of assemblages where created to represent a woman in her most basic space. The home. Made from recycled wood from Tetouan, Morocco

  • Nima (Grace)
    2016
    recycled wood, glue, acrylic paint
    20" x 30"
    This series of assemblages where created to represent a woman in her most basic space. The home. Made from recycled wood from Tetouan, Morocco

  • Tumuh (Asperation)
    2016
    recycled wood, glue, acrylic paint
    20" x 30"
    This series of assemblages where created to represent a woman in her most basic space. The home. Made from recycled wood from Tetouan, Morocco

  • Rebelion
    2015
    recycled wood, glue, acrylic paint
    12' x 12"
    This assemblage was created to represent a time period during which a local Masajid (house of worship) was visited and the experience of being made to feel invisible and inconsequential.

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