My friend Tanya is having her first solo exhibition in a few weeks time here in Berkeley. In her own words:
"Other people's..." is a one night only exhibition by Textile Artist Tanya Stanyer. An exhibition of drawings and embroideries inspired by the lives of others. In many of my pieces the subject matter are the people, but just as important are their surroundings. There was also an element of interaction in the making of the artwork as some of it has been created by requesting pictures of pets on a social networking site. The people who responded to this have almost curated part of the exhibition themselves in a sense. All that was asked from them was photographs of their pets and permission to use them for an exhibition."