As an avid anthropology student in school, Tami Dean developed an early aesthetic that was
shaped by the style and symbols of pre-Columbian artwork. Later travels to the far reaches of Latin America
and a visit to West Africa have stirred an evolving brew of evocative artistic ingredients for her.
.Loose patterns, textural surfaces, and the economical use of decorative elements are fundamental to my
jewelry. I want to make direct artistic statements in my work, using my own vocabulary of motifs that can
be universally appreciated..