Dr. Tia Vellani is an artist with a background in science and a lifelong love of music. She creates art from music and music from art. She lived in Canada and the USA and is now based in Kilkenny, Ireland.
Music, art and science inform my practice, which focuses on qualities of music that are revealed by visual interpretation, qualities of visual art that are revealed by musical interpretation and qualities of scientific theories that are revealed by artistic and musical interpretation. Recent works include a fantasy musical instrument designed to allude to the origin of music and its role in human evolution; a digital animation of an old English round song that uses colours and shapes to represent sounds and musical form, respectively; a composition for flute, tubular bells and synthesizer created from the physical and connotative attributes of a light sculpture and an experimental art/music work exploring the theory of evolution. Underlying all of my work is a quest for knowledge and understanding, and a reverence for compassion, self-awareness, responsibility and mentoring. My art takes the form of digital image and animation, installation, performance, painting, tapestry and, most recently, musical composition.
-Tia Vellani, 2018