“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate YOU. Keep the channel open.” -Martha Graham
Tamale creates work that pulls from various inspirations and you will see her various interests and abilities showing up across her work. Her background in agriculture makes an appearance in her stand up, while her rope bondage books reflect her love of reading and a connection to the world of BDSM. Follow her on social media to see the ways in which her creativity will manifest in new projects, or consider funding a project by joining her on Patreon.
A graduate of Columbia College, Tamale earned her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media. She creates pieces, performances, and projects that pull from several areas of inspiration.
Tamale enjoys the creative process of a project as much as the final product. She finds following the journey of a project from start to finish compelling and loves to periodically showcase her project process.
Traditional art spaces are excellent ways to showcase work and Tamale has had exhibitions in galleries all over the nation. As part of conferences, invitational exhibits, and themed shows, her work has been shown widely.
From solo piece to group numbers, Tamale has choreographed dance pieces, fire numbers, burlesque acts, and countless stage productions. she finds creating an engaging stage picture an exciting challenge.
Make Up Artistry
A former make up artist for MAC Cosmetics, Tamale uses her skills to create unique looks for burlesque acts, drag king and queen pieces, and other performances.
A fan of body art, Tamale designed her corset tattoo and worked with Keely Tackett of Anchors End Tattoo to bring it to life. This piece has been showcased in various tattoo magazines on online publications.