Artist Statement | Mythos
The Mythos series is inspired by Tami Bone’s childhood in deep South Texas, and one that held more than the usual share of mystery. Her mind, always busy with imaginings, was also trying to see past the veil of obscurity that was her normal. Not knowing the people she came from, or how she came to be where she was, led to a heightened sense of wonder. This wonder imbued most everything; as long as she can remember, it has been entwined with a sense of hope and possibility.
Mythos developed from these early queries, of trying to see the unseeable and to know the unknowable – longings that we all share in some way or another.
Tami Bone grew up in deep South Texas where she spent a childhood oftentimes free and driven by her imagination. Her photographic work today pulls from impressions made during these early beginnings that make their way into her narrative images.
Today Tami lives in Austin, Texas and engages photography as a means of story telling and self- expression, with a knowing that the stories we tell form our personal truths and unique folklore. She believes that our stories, both true and imagined, are significant and have the power to shape our lives, before finally, they become our lives. While her recent body of work, Mythos, is her own tale, it is a token of the shared mystery that binds us together.
Tami’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in invitational group exhibitions, juried exhibitions, and solo exhibitions. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named one of the Best of the Best Emerging Fine Art Photographers by BW Gallerist; selection as a Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist, a Photo Review Competition Winner, and a Review Santa Fe Participant. Her work has been featured on Lenscratch and Rfotofolio, and has been published in Aether Magazine and the United Kingdom’s Black+White Magazine.!She is represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery, in Newport Beach, California, and by Photo Methode Gallery, in Austin, Texas.