Tabitha is from the south suburbs of Chicago. She earned her BFA in 2018 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before continuing her education in the MAATC program. During Tabitha’s graduate school experience she gained practicum experience at Gilda’s Club, and had the opportunities of being an Art Therapy Intern at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and a Medical Art Therapy Intern at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Tabitha also holds the position of Advanced Instructional Associate for the SAIC Digital Fabrication Studio, Foundry, and Materials Lab.
Experiences, emotions, thoughts, relationships, intangible subjective aspects of the human psyche have weight. The weights of these aspects are carried around with each and every one of us- holding tension that impacts our physical being.
Tabitha uses tangible art to document intangible relationships. Within the context of this show the artwork becomes an exploration of visualizing the relationship between mental and physical health and exploring parallels between the collaborative processes of casting metal and therapy. This was done through the process of turning soft crocheted fiber into a casted bronze form, and merging her artist and art therapist identity.