by Tiffany Budzisz
Paper sculptor Tiffany Budzisz lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA. Originally from a small town in rural Virginia, she grew up surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River. There, she developed a love for nature and the outdoors, which has become a source of inspiration for her work.
“The beauty of the landscape around me, from the tiniest of mushrooms on the forest floor, to the majestic mountains and swirling clouds, is a daily inspiration to me. Flora and fauna (real or imagined), nature, and symbolism are subjects I find fascinating and often explore in my work. The natural world, the human body, and the cycle of life serve as inspiration for my Healing Hearts and Botanical Series. These pieces symbolize the love, growth, and renewal in our lives as we heal from disappointment and loss. Mother Nature is powerful and transformative. Even after death, life goes on, and new seeds sprout and flourish from the soil,” describes Budzisz.
Budzisz earned a B.F.A. in Communication Arts & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has most recently been shown in Manifest Gallery’s “Bloom” exhibit, the Three River’s Arts Festival Juried Exhibition “Transverse,” and in the 35th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition. Her work has been featured by the Jealous Curator in her newsletter “The No Such Thing as Too Much Art Society.” Her work has also been printed in Create! Magazine and New Visionary Magazine. She is represented by Boxheart Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.
Hearts and Healing will be on display Jameson Hospital (Atrium Gallery) located at 1211 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA.