A native to Houston, Texas, Tamara Robertson now lives and works in the magical cypress woods of Northwest Louisiana. Tamara thrives upon the influence of her surroundings. Thus many of her materials have come from sojourns across the southern portion of the United States and the wild environment surrounding her home and studio. She responds to this stimulation thereby inventing new techniques, acquiring new skills and making each new work innovative in some way. Her work is fueled by a contrasting variety of concepts such as rusted and shiny, light and heavy, delicate and rugged.