Tara

Kudlacek

Tulsa, OK

Glass

Maintaining my obsession with texture and form, I use multiple layers of shattered glass to entice the eye of my viewer, giving them an aesthetic experience.

Artist Statement

  1. Maintaining my obsession with texture and form, I use multiple layers of shattered glass to entice the eye of my viewer. I enjoy taking image of someone or something to a whole new level, provoking the viewers curiosity.
  2. In the shattered glass series, I use glass that is made in Germany. The glass is hand-blown with a silver base, then broken down to multiple grits. One challenge in working with the glass is that some colors tarnish over time, more so if in direct sunlight. I apply multiple layers using acrylic paint to cure the glass to the canvas or wood. I tend to use glitter or other paint techniques on surrounding colors so that the areas of glass create shadows, giving the viewer an aesthetic experience.

Artist Bio

  1. Born & raised in Oklahoma. Married to Abstract artist Steve Kudlacek. Mother of three daughters; Keaton & twins Stella & Tuly Hughes.
  2. Not a life-long artist, I began exploring my creative urges in my late 20’s after the chaos of years in the restaurant/bar business and having 3 children. Basically starting over in life after a divorce, I was blessed and at times felt cursed with how to move forward. It was important for me to explore things that excited me. I immersed myself in anything that interested me; Graphic Design, refurbishing or making furniture, exploring the use of glass in art. I felt a sense of peace for the first time in my life.
  3. Today I live outside of town on a few acres with my husband, who encourages and inspires me to continue on this journey. We are constantly bouncing new ideas off one another and trying new techniques with our art.
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Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

(405)879-2400

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