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Chapter 1: She Awoke
Acrylic paint on masonite board 16" x 20"

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Chapter 2: The Prophecy Cometh
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Chapter 3: Heed Our Warning
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Chapter 4: The Legends Are True
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Chapter 5: Leap of Faith
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Chapter 6: A Parting Gift
Oil and acrylic on masonite board 16" x 20"

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Chapter 7: It's Up to You Now
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Chapter 8: Penance
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Chapter 9: The Offering 
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Chapter 10: The Way Home
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A Perilous Journey is an interactive "storybook" about a young girl navigating her way through a magical realm. With no written chronicle as reference, and only the most crucial and climactic moments of her tale to draw from, viewers must rely on their own imaginations to fill in the blanks and "write" this young girl's story.

The goal in allowing this space for interpretation is to promote the use of and patience for one's personal sense of wonder in a world where information is immediately accessible - unlike the artist's childhood where people were often left to imagine the possibilities of their curiosities long before their questions might be answered.

Tara would like to express her sincerest gratitude to the Toronto Arts Council for awarding this project their generous grant, and for believing in her peculiar, dreamy world.