The Jepson Café features Nakazora: the space between Sky and Earth, an installation by Tobia Makover. The Buddhist term Nakazora holds several meanings, including a designation as the place between sky and earth or a celestial zenith. Makover explains that “Nakazora was a term I’ve been familiar with for a long time. It really resonates with me and my process. The idea of immortalizing an individual’s memories and families throughout life, death and and everywhere in between is at the heart of each piece. Though my work is introspective, the emotions and life experiences that I have are universal. With this show I hope to humanize these universal experiences and connect with the viewer’s emotions as they explore the spaces in between.”
The Jepson Café installation acts as a guide along a timeless pathway, encouraging each viewer to stop and look inwardly. A firm believer that an image represents a single note in an ever-expanding symphony, Makover continues to traverse installation. She examines the deeper movement of time and breaking down barriers with a single image. By creating large multi-dimensional installments, she pushes the boundaries of photography and creates a full experience of how the mind explores memories.
About the Artist
Tobia Makover creates two and three dimensional fine art which encompasses photography, encaustic painting and multiple age-old processes, materials and techniques. Internationally acclaimed, Makover has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Griffin Museum in Boston, AIPAD in New York, and SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah. Her work is also included in the permanent collections of Savannah College of Art and Design and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Makover received her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and her BA in Sociology and Communications from the American University in Washington, D.C. She is a fulltime artist who lives in Savannah, Georgia with her husband and two children.
The Bone Tree, 2016