TIFFANY BOCIEK / SELECTED ARTWORK / BIOGRAPHY
Tiffany Bociek - Biography
As a creative person, Tiffany explores the connections between control and play, her conscious and “unconscious” mind. In today’s world, people often focus outwardly in a very controlled manner, but in Tiffany’s introspective pieces she explores the time—when one’s mind is set free and allowed to roam. She refers to this inward meditation time as “her wanderings” and consequently calls these paintings My Wanderers. These images represent the creativity that happens when she lets go, lets her mind clear, and connects within herself. These “wanderers” in each work embody dreams, curiosity, fear, isolation and joy. They are the condensations of her imagination. In her current body of work, Tiffany uses encaustic painting and incorporates various media which include found imagery from antique and vintage magazines and hand-painted images on rice paper; as well, she paints and carves directly into the wax on each painting. Tiffany uses these different media to create snapshots of the moments when her mind wanders.
Tiffany graduated from UCSD in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, where her focus was in drawing and painting. Since then she has continued to pursue her craft in both of these fields. Currently she has branched out her creative endeavors and is exploring the encaustic medium as well as metal sculpture. She also works collaboratively with her husband creating large-scale public sculptures.