Today I’d like to introduce you to Terry Maker. She’s not only my professor, but an incredible artist and sculptor. If you’re in the Dallas area, the “You are Here” exhibit opens on Friday, October 18th featuring her art pieces at the Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery. You won’t want to miss it! Terry has a fantastic imagination. She creates her works using a variety of commonplace, discarded, domestic objects, combined with traditional art making materials to make sculptures that are cut, drilled and scraped to reveal her masterpieces within. She explores the core principles central to the physical and spiritual concerns inherent in her work.
As a professor, Terry has encouraged me to think outside the box using a multi-disciplinary approach to create things that showcase a topic in a profound and meaningful way. I appreciate that she takes the time to give her opinion on each piece, giving the chance to better it. Sculpture is one of my favorite artistic expressions. It’s so different from any other form. It can be approachable or quite the opposite, but it is still taking up the same spacial area as the viewer. Sculpture is a magnificent form in which to express so many experiences and Terry does that in an unforgettable, masterful way.
If you’re in the Denver area, her piece “Testament” is being displayed at the Redline Gallery. That will be my next stop! See you there!
Happy Wednesday, Friends!