I have always naturally lived my own style of life, the way I dress, how I undertake things & what makes me tic.
My heart is happy outside the normal & my art is no exception.
Welcome, I am Tammy Rice, a self-taught artist from central Minnesota.
I create with discarded and used materials and upcycle them into new distinctive creations.
My collections are made from various discarded inner tubes and found objects.
In my designs I use tractor, heavy equipment & bicycle inner tubes.
When I'm cutting & cleaning the materials I use, I love to imagine the stories it could tell...what has it been doing?
How did it get to where I found it?
What fields did this tractor inner tube plow, the cattle it fed, who's livelihood did it support?
How many miles has this bicycle inner tube traveled?
How much fun did it have carrying the cyclist down the trail to explore?
Truly, I think just about anything is fun!
I have an awesome family & great friends to hang out with.
I enjoy Minnesota summers to be outdoors, I love to ride my bicycle, hike deep into the woods & being on any body of water!
On a rainy day, I better head to my studio cuz when it's sunny & warm, I'll be outside.
I enjoy reading, playing cards & watching movies that make my heart flip.
I'm pretty simple...I love life & a good pair of jeans!