Yeah. What’s so amazing about them is that the process is so straightforward and the results so magical. From what I gather, she wraps an object with scotch tape, then takes a knife and cuts a seam in the tape to take it off, then re-attaches the halves with more tape. TThere’s this really intense duality: the pieces are mundane and otherwordly at the same time. Sometimes it’s like coming across the ghost of a desk (or a ladder or shipping palette or even mounted deer head (!?!)). Sometimes encountering one in a gallery, I remember how fascinating it was to find locust shells when I was a kid.
Tammi is my aunt. She comes from a family of avid golfers, and several years back she made a scotch-cast of a “hole-in-one” club of my step-father’s for his birthday. it was the first time my family saw one of these pieces. i was young then and we had never seen anything like it. i haven’t ceased to be amazed at her craft.
while i don’t think there is a direct connection to other artists’ works, i definitely feel in these a resonance with the vacuum formed works of lee bontecou, the way eva hesse worked with latex, the inverted sculptures of rachel whiteread and exploded sculptures of antony gormley and david mach.