Mixed-media artist Tamlin Blake explores the boundaries between fine art and what have been considered the more domesticated artforms of weaving, sewing and beading. Through colour and line, she instils a sense of spontaneity in her time-consuming newspaper tapestries.
Her current body of work, Other Peoples’ Homes, continues her examination into what constitutes and underpins each individual’s sense of belonging and identity in a country that is home to many cultures. She looks at how we create our individual identities through memory and exaggerated feelings of tenderness or nostalgia for inherited heirlooms and treasured objects, as well as the spaces once revered by lost friends or family.
Tamlin holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch.