Statement – Mythos
The Mythos series is inspired by Tami’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 most recent body of work, Mythos, is her own tale, it is a token of the shared mystery that binds us together.
Her 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 in Aether Magazine and was published in the United Kingdom’s Black+White Magazine.