I am drawn to the connections made between the physical body and the sculptural object. Concerned with the viewer’s feelings, and those that the sculptures portray, along with the intersection of my own subjective position. Many of the works are physical representations of the emotional self, which is highly influenced by my own corporality – or my physiological occupancy. I see this as a term that encompasses the way I exist in my environment, with objects, and with the people in those spaces. Sex and sexuality directly relate to this occupancy, as does sensuality of touch and form. The works are trophies or idols to worship. They are memories to show off, forming a loop and reinforcing this physiological occupancy, validating my self and self-worth. Throughout the work I am alluding to those parts of the body that ask to be touched. The work transforms into a grouping of objects that exude a poly-sexual sentiment, and inclusion of any and all as partners, lovers and friends.
Tabatha Trolli-DiLoreto is an artist working primarily in the medium of ceramics. She received her BFA in Ceramics at Temple University, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and recieved her MFA at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. As an active artist in both functional ceramics and sculpture as well as Painting and Photography, she has exhibited in galleries and craft shows nationally since 2010. The University of North Texas has awarded Tabatha the Graduate Assistant Tuition Scholarship and the Academic Achievement Scholarship two consecutive years and in 2014 was also awarded the Curtis McCaffity Memorial Endowment. Along with a rich studio practice Tabatha Trolli-Diloreto is an instructor of Ceramics at the university level and has experience teaching in high schools and community art centers in Pennsylvania.
Throughout the year she has been showing work in group shows nationally and in November of 2017 Tabatha will host a solo show at 500X in Dallas, Tx. Tabatha currently lives in Denton, Texas and teaches studio art and design is the DFW.
See more work at my website www.tabathatrolli.com