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About the Artist

Chris Tyllia (Spokane) received a 2010 GAP to offset the cost of creating and displaying new work. Tyllia uses ceramic materials to form rocks in a kiln. Tyllia further manipulates them by using traditional lapidary techniques to make them look like the rocks and stones one might find in nature. This often results in the creation of small rock- or stone-like sculptures, whose appearance leaves the viewer questioning whether or not they are looking at created or found objects.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.