Tami Demaree is a multi-media artist who works with wood carving, collage and printmaking. Demaree’s recent work deals with the ideas of identity and cultural creation through decorations and patterns. Pulling from Japanese and Hawaiian culture and history, the work is an amalgamation of traditional craft techniques and re-mythologized cultural identities. There is a feeling of not belonging to any one identity and the creation of a new hybrid version. The work uses the way women have adorned and decorated themselves as self expression as a form of formal patterning and design elements. Demaree has exhibited at Las Cienegas Projects, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, University of San Diego, Meliksetain Briggs and LACMA.