Artist Statement


My work is influenced by the natural world, science and stories of culture and people sifted through my own experience growing up, traveling, planting trees, helping the land and my own musings. This can take many forms, photography, painting, encaustic works, earthworks and sculpture. I am currently inspired by the idea of “what is important” and “protection”- several on going series of works address these concepts in different ways.  My professional and person life sits at the intersection between art, science and natural history- my artwork is a reflection of this background and the lens through which I see the world.

Tammy West
512-703- 0266
Austin, TX