Taryn's aesthetic is heavily influenced by both the Arizona desert landscape of her childhood and natural materials, dyes, and organic processes. As each textile is crafted, it becomes balanced, naturally creating a harmonious, wabi-sabi style.
Crochet was first introduced to Taryn at age 7, mentored by a 70 year old crochet and craft artist at the after school daycare. First learning granny squares made of scrap yarns, Taryn quickly became interested in different materials, shapes and forms. Today, Taryn's crocheted art is not predetermined. The process is lead by intrinsic motivations, allowing the next material or color to flow based on an idea and continues as stitches come together. The initial inspiration is present in each piece but has fluidly evolved into an original, organic art form with undefinable texture and depth. Materials are hand cut and ripped to reveal the beauty of the raw exposed “modernized yarns”.
Taryn teaches workshops to students of all ages through a visual language. Unlike textbook standards, she simultaneously teaches the form of the craft while guiding the free spirit that is at the tip of your fingers and hook.