Three main passions have remained fixed since I was a child: painting, collecting, and playing video games. Handheld gaming especially drew me in, as I could also collect the devices. These portable devices we’re traveling companions, personal escapes, and a small touch of cyborgism.
Like rituals powered by intent, these play-objects powered by imagination (and AA batteries) had a big impact on my relationship with technology growing up. In my work about nostalgia and tech, I use color to express the comfort in nostalgia, the brighter misremembering of things from the past, and the bigger joys that these small objects can summon.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tara is a queer artist working in Minneapolis. She works primarily in acrylic paint to create visions of nostalgia, explore cyborgism, and to celebrate small joys.
© Tara Robinson