Tami started assemblage and painting in 2005 when she moved from Palm Springs to the high desert of Morongo Valley to find a more tranquil side of life.
She is eclectic. She gathers things in the desert that speak to her about our environment. She lets the objects inspire her as she creates her fun, thoughtful and sometimes quirky work.
She uses weathered wood, rusty tin cans, old utensils, bolts, screws, metal, paper, wire, gauges and tree branches to create her work.
Nothing is off limits.
Most of her work is assembled on reclaimed wood.
Currently she is exploring using paper on wood with carvings of Joshua trees to create intriguing moonscapes and landscapes. She then frames the work in a vintage window frame, complete with the hardware.
Most of her inspiration comes from her long hikes in the desert, exploring, watching and listening to the quiet.
She is always evolving and exploring new mediums to satisfy her need to challenge herself.
In August of 2016, Tami opened a gallery in the quaint east village of Joshua Tree where the diverse community of musicians, artists, merchants and art lovers alike come together to celebrate the arts.
Tami has participated in the Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours since 2009.
In 2017, Tami won a Commissioner Choice Award from The City of Palm Springs for her work “Serenity” in their Annual Juried Art Show.
You can find more information about Tami at her website Tamiwoodcreations.com or visit her gallery, “I Heart Joshua Tree”, 61871 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, California.
2017 Commissioner Choice Award, A to Z Art Show, The Desert Art Center, Palm Springs, CA