The MYTHOS series is inspired by my childhood in deep South Texas, and one that held more than the usual share of mystery. My mind, always busy with imaginings, was also trying to see past the veil of obscurity that was my normal.

Not knowing the people I came from, or how I came to be where I was, led to a heightened sense of wonder. This wonder imbued most everything; as long as I can remember, it has been entwined with a sense of hope and possibility.

Mythos developed from these early questions, of trying to see the unseeable and to know the unknowable – longings that we all share in some way or another.



Tami Bone grew up in deep South Texas where she spent a childhood oftentimes free and driven by her imagination. Her photographic work today pulls from these early beginnings, calling forth yearnings, hopes, fears and dreams that make their way into her narrative images.

Today Tami lives in Austin, Texas and engages photography and photomontage as a means of story telling and self-expression, with a knowing that the stories we tell form our personal truths and unique folklore. She believes that our stories, both true and imagined, are significant and have the power to shape our lives, before finally, they become our lives. While her most recent body of work, Mythos, is her own tale, it is a token of the shared mystery that binds us together.