Tanis' materials take on meaning for her as a woman and ultimately as a human. She has a personal relationship to the materiality of the work while using form as a way to communicate and connect with the viewer. Her work often carries relational and erotic associations that suggest rather than represent the female body. By carving and manipulating the surface of white porcelain, she creates line and shadow much like a painter might use brush to put color on a canvas.
Tanis lives and works as a sculptor in Vancouver, Canada. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and is represented by Zgallery Arts and in London, England by Belgravia Gallery (belgraviagallery.com). She currently ships and sells her work world wide.