German-American artist Tina Tahir’s work is driven by questions about representation, perception, and the fleeting.  She often explores these phenomena through the projection of appearances. Images are not what they seem to be: pearl necklaces only gradually show that they are made up of bombs, tanks, and hand grenades; ornamental carpets are made of powder or soil and get walked off under the feet of the viewers. Patterned ornaments no longer convey a perfect order but rather a break in the order of things. Floral baroque frames which have been abandoned by their images surrender to horror vacui as flowers spread their claws beyond the frame into the vacant area of the image. Tahir’s drawings and transitory objects have been part of international group shows in the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, and the UAE. She is a member of the Verein Berliner Künstler.