The idea that led to the tape sculptures literally came to me in a dream in late 1976. It was both an image and title: "from wall to floor." The tape sculptures deal with relationships between edges and dimensions of interior and architectural space.
Yards of drywall seam tape twist, once, before joining ceiling to floor in crossed diagonal lines which fill each space. In one room, excess tape curls on the floor. In the other, tape ends dangle from the ceiling. The stark white of the tape is reflected in the highly polished wooden floors.
The idea that led to the tape sculptures literally came to me in a dream in late 1976. It was both an image and title: “from wall to floor.” The tape sculptures deal with relationships between edges and dimensions of interior and architectural space.
Athena Tacha was born in Larissa, Greece in 1936. She studied sculpture and received her MFA in 1959 from the National Academy of Fine Arts. She then taught at the Alliance Française. She then went to the United States to study art history and to obtain her MA from Oberlin College in Ohio. In 1961 she obtained a fellowship for a Ph.D and studied art history and aesthetics at Sorbonne University of Paris. in 1967 her first art history book was published. She has traveled extensively for her artwork.
Tacha is a multimedia visual artist. She is best known for her work in the fields of environmental public sculpture and conceptual art, and she also works with photography, film, and artists’ books. Tacha’s work is interested in creating personal narratives, and often plays with geometry and form.