Art that pops and gives depth to the world

Senior Tailor Pollak began her relationship with art at a very young age.

“When I was about 3 years old, I took all my grandma’s markers and pencils and drew all over her walls,” said Pollak

After her grandma discovered her new wall art, Pollak told her that her house looked 10 times better.

“I have always loved to draw,” she said.


She is preparing for her upcoming Bachelor of Fine Arts show that will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the Tahoe Gallery, located on the third floor of Prim Library.

“Of Roots and Veins: Harmonizing the Connection” will feature five paintings by Pollak.

“Tailor has a raw and wild personality that is fluidly captured in her art. Whether it’s her paintings or her crafts she expresses a sensational pallet that reflects her roots weaving in the depths of the earth,” said Junior Shannon O’Leary. “She portrays a captivating glimpse of her perspective and world through her work, and man is her world beautiful.”

Pollak uses her art as a way to communicate her passions and views between the Earth and technology.

“I’m a messenger,” said Pollak.

Pollak explains that she’s a messenger between the things that we try to abstract and deny, and the things that need to be realized and confronted in our lives.

“It’s important for people to realize they are the Earth,” said Pollak.

As a mixed media artist, Pollak mainly uses paint with other materials, such as pine needles, dirt, tar and bitumen.

A can of tar that Pollak mixes with dirt to add depth to her paintings.

According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary bitumen is “mixtures of hydrocarbons” such as tar.

“So people can look into it and see the depth,” said Pollak, “and see the crazy depths we have in this world.”

Pollak said she feels that she needs to use other things to make her art reach out to her audience and truly make an impact.

“Looking to grab a hold of anything I can and put it on a canvas,” said Pollak.

*Originally published in Eagle’s Eye.


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