Tanya Vavilova is the joint winner of the 2021 Small Press Network Book of the Year Prize for her debut collection of essays We Are Speaking in Code. Her short story capsule Grub was awarded the Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award in 2019 and released in 2021 in print by Spineless Wonders.
Within my blood, this love for land
GR OnlineHer artwork demands that the viewer spend time with it, too. Absorbing, thinking, feeling. It’s necessary to move closer to examine clusters and individual figures, noticing both patterns and anomalies. There are areas of saturation – overlapping bodies, crowds, bottlenecks, and areas of sparseness – absence, stillness, danger. In the serene, climate-controlled space of a gallery, the viewer is invited into notions of exclusion and dislocation.