• Missouri 816-561-0304
    Missouri 816-561-0304
  • Kansas 913-871-4188
    Kansas 913-871-4188
  • St. Joseph 816-364-0900
    St. Joseph 816-364-0900

    Home Health Care


Brightly colored feather design on wall for background art

2021 Expressions Artists

Taj Moses

Taj Moses

"Tired of Asking if We Matter to You"

Taj Moses
Overland Park, KS

I primarily work in digital drawing and painting. My primary goals with art are fun, thoughtfulness, and understanding. What I mean is, I want to make people feel happy and give them that sense of excitement and “Oh it’s so cute!” that they get when they see a cute baby animal or a beautiful article of clothing that they then have to take home. I want to be able to do this while also sometimes invoking thoughts on subjects of gender, race, and/or sexuality. Presenting things in a way that’s fun and easy to look at and understand is my way of offering a chance for people to experience thoughts that they might otherwise avoid or for which they have no context. While making art in the way that I do, I get a chance to see how people perceive certain things, or how they perceive me and/or the characters and subjects I create around. As an autistic person, I’m very interested in people and the way they live their lives and present themselves, and how they see others as well. I understand that it is often very different than my own perception, and that is fascinating to me.

As an artist with a disability, I have some difficulty finding and entering into art-related events like this one. There is a lot of complicated paperwork that I don't always understand, there is a lot of talking to people, and going places, and sometimes I am just not able to do all the things required, were I to enter other events. Entering into Expressions specifically, I know that there will be people to help me if I need it, because The Whole Person specializes in disability. I know that I won't be singled out. And I still get to participate in something like this, where I otherwise would not. I get the chance to show my work to people who would never see it, as well. And that's important for me because I want to be known locally so that maybe I can get art gigs or have commissions for my work.

For purchase information, contact Tapiocahghost@gmail.com or visit tajmosesart.wixsite.com/tapiocahghostart