Tamara Traxel studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the Netherlands. Her work is strongly influenced by her multi-cultural background (Surinamese and Dutch). Traxel’s practice has focused primarily on making collage work using mostly her own photographs. The artworks are about challenging conventions mainly about culture and identity and reinventing reality by letting go of expectations. She continues to investigate the effects of history, time, identity and culture. Exploring the use of elements of nature (mainly flowers) to see not only the beauty but also the challenges and struggles presented in the collages.