tina linville

I combine basic tendencies of collecting and arranging with textile construction processes that showcase human ingenuity to transform salvaged everyday objects and materials into densely worked sculptural forms.

I create things that side step easy categorization inspired by structures of play. My art operates within the blur where distinctions between abstraction and representation, objecthood and installation, form and surface, craft and design are hard to make out. What is ordinary becomes mysterious and out of undervalued parts comes an indelible whole.

Image above:
This is a scan of front and back cover of a revised zine edition of "The Uniform 140 Zine", one part of a larger collection of zines and objects called the uniform project. The multifaceted project was originally created for "Love is an Action Word" a solo exhibition at The Duke Gallery at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California back in 2018.