Tamira Colbert

Away Yet Close

Artist’s Statement

For this zine, I initially thought about what sanctuary means to me. For me, a sanctuary is a safe space that allows me to heal in the present moment. Therefore, I wanted to highlight the healing power of nature in a socially distant world in my zine. I wrote a poem about how nature provides me peace and renewal as my sanctuary during the pandemic, which has strengthened my connection to nature. I also drew leaves and vines that continuously grow as the zine progresses to show how my deepening relationship and immersion with nature as my sanctuary.

Bio: Tamira Colbert is an illustrator and fine artist based in Fairfax, VA. She is a senior and an art major with a concentration in drawing who is graduating in May 2021.


Tamira Colbert (she/her), BFA Drawing