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 creative practice because I am interested in our relationship to music, some of which is revealed through art and science. My work centres around the qualities of music revealed by visual interpretation, the qualities of visual art revealed by musical interpretation and the qualities of scientific theories revealed by artistic and musical interpretations. Recent works include a fantasy musical instrument designed to allude to the origin of music and its role in human evolution; a digital animation that uses colours and shapes to represent sounds and musical form, respectively, of an old English round song; 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 and self-awareness. My art takes the form of digital image and animation, installation, performance, painting, tapestry and, most recently, musical composition.
I might not be able to save the world, but I can help keep it beautiful so we never give up trying.
-Tia Vellani, 2018