Terry Maker conjures works of great beauty and moral significance by the intentional “repurposing” of the detritus and debris that accumulates in contemporary life. She states: “In my art-making process I use a variety of commonplace, discarded, domestic objects combined with traditional art-making materials to compose sculptural forms that are subsequently cast, cut, drilled and scraped to reveal the “guts” of the matter. Through this process, I curate selected forms that speak to the physical and spiritual concerns inherent in the human condition.” The benefits of repurposing or “recycling” discarded material is almost universally recognized in many countries of the developed world, and Maker’s artistic practice can be linked to the economic, moral, political and aesthetic reasons to participate in that endeavor.
While Maker is quick to credit her many and disparate artistic influences, she is also a believing Christian. The patient, obsessive attentiveness she gives to every aspect of her art practice and the ways in which the work lands so strongly on our heart and minds is Terry Maker’s confession of her faith.
Simon Zalkind, Curator
Read the Denver Post review by Ray Rinaldi:
Read the article, OPEN WIDE, in the Winter, 2016 edition of Modern in Denver magazine.
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