Art Type or Medium: Assemblage; Environment/Installation
Secular or Religious: Secular
Tammy Lange is currently building an art environment in her new location outside of Aztec, New Mexico, and several new works have appeared since my fist visit in the summer of 2021. Tammy requested that the location of her site not be made public.
Tammy works with various found materials, including skulls, antlers, and twisted wood. A sign next to her entrance states, “IF IT’S NOT DEAD, BROKE OR RUSTED I JUST CAN’T USE IT.” Another sign next to the road says, “BETTER BONES (heart) GARDENS”
Bones and Puns
Tammy often bases her whimsical and humorous assemblages on puns. She displays a bottle of gin and a male glass chicken in a cage next to the road: ‘Cock-cage-gin’ ~~ Caucasian. Text surrounding a tearing eyeball in mirror piece says “AMERICA NOT $ee” ~~ America Nazi. Known for her chicken-bone motorcycle sculptures, Tammy plans to have an online presence and make some of her work available for sale in the near future.
Thanks to (Narrow) Larry Harris for putting me in touch with Tammy!