ANTHONY TAVIS - Alabama
Anthony Tavis creates paintings and assemblages out of discarded items, salvaged wood, cabinet doors and whatever else he can find. His soulful and vibrant offerings include angels, demons, creatures from the bayou, visitors from outer space, gastronomical delights, and legends that never die. His work is influenced heavily by Delta blues music, Non-Western art, and American culture. He claims that his paintings are born in his head....he says: "if he does not make them and set them free, they will eat his brain".