Tracy Tynan, London born, studied social anthropology at Sussex University and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with BA in Liberal Arts, later pursuing film at UCLA. In 1982 she began designing costumes for films and TV. Her many credits include Choose Me, The Big Easy, Mi Familia, and Tuesdays with Morrie. In 2010 she was awarded the WIFTS foundation International Visionary award for her contribution to Costume Design. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Costume Designer’s Branch. As an artist, she has collaborated with Erika Rothenberg on several projects, including Suicide Notes, Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, and Shower Curtain of Death. She created a fractal sculpture for High Desert Test Sites 2013, a large Mengers Sponge, constructed of 3,000 business cards, collected from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, NM. Her memoir, Wear & Tear: The Threads of My Life, will be published by Scribner on July 12th 2016. Tynan lives in Los Angeles with her husband, filmmaker Jim McBride. Photo credits: Ken Locker.