Tara B

b.1980

Art began for me as quiet and sneaky as a creeping fog. It was the way I found to either isolate/hide from the noise and/or try pulling it straight from inside. I am an abuse survivor, and it was hard to live life....until the right combination and dosages of meds, years of therapy and a few support groups brought me back to the living. I spent more than a decade playing in bands that toured internationally with wildly varying degrees of success.

I am influenced by cats, science fiction, solitude, the autism spectrum, illness, my friends and lovers.

Among other things, Tara Circus Barnes is a musician, an artist, and K-12 curriculum consultant based in Oakland, California.