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Thursday, May 31, 2001

dog show

"Her principal media are diversely textured mat boards which are taped securely to a cover of transfer paper. This two-layer instrument functions as an aesthetically sensitive recording device for the artist's bodily engagement with the surface. The canvas is essentially buried, and Tillamook applies her strokes as unmediated expressions of her ferocious instincts to dig things out. As if in a trance of pursuit to expose what lies beneath, she claws and gnaws at the surface, her nails and teeth a flurry of motion far surpassing that of any human in speed and precision."