Tammy West

  • Cracked Flow- Climate change is causing more frequent droughts- Please let the water flow again- blue fabric & cracked earth
  • Keeping it together- nails & red yarn are holding drought ridden, cracked earth together
  • Taped- Climate change is causing more frequent drought. Can we repair our planet one action at a time?
  • Leyline- will sea level rise this high?
  • Stay Put- Born out of my sadness about climate change I want to protect our glaciers from melting - climbing rope & stakes
  • Golden Inside- Gold fabric seems to rise from cracked earth showing its worth
  • Stay together- Cracked Earth, string & nails are holding one section of cracked earth together
  • Environmental Protection- nails defending our planet from destruction
  • Golden Nature- gold fabric shows the value and worth of our earth elements
  • Vital earthwork- circular stands of grass repairs this compacted and overused piece of land

Reverence of the natural world rules Tammy’s work as she strives to connect people
to the natural world, often through emotion. Through pinhole photography, encaustic
works and site-specific environmental art she explores the ideas of “value/worth” and
“protection. She has exhibited at The South LA Contemporary, the Museum of Art
and History CA and the United Nations climate talks in Germany, Poland and Spain.
She was awarded residencies at Fljotstunga Iceland, Playa Summer Lake, the Arctic
Circle Residency, Jentel, Wyoming and in Co Kerry Ireland and received second prize from the Art-Science Gallery, Peoples-Award at A.Smith Gallery, honorable-mention at Arthop a Texas-wide competition.

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    • Austin, TX
      US - Midwest

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