Tucker is a San Diego-based multimedia artist specializing in woodwork, metalwork, and digital art. He uses computer drawings to create digital imagery that is then cut into exotic hardwoods to make portraits that somehow are two dimensional and sculptural, digital in origin, yet tactile pieces. The uniquely interlaced shapes lift from the artwork a sense of isolation, intimacy, and joy. This depiction of his subjects in solo is further layered by an ambiguity of gesture, pose, and movement. Tucker’s work situates each character’s experience so they could be interpreted as nearly opposites: being restored by rest, or violently crushed. Dancing with joy, or running in fear. A reflection of the incredible patience required of black and brown people who struggle for meaningful change, he highlights the duality of feelings throughout the pandemic and having to reconcile living at the intense ends of the emotional spectrum.
Terminal 2 East, Pre-Security, by old FIS corridor