Meet Your Maker

Artist Terry Maker Repurposes Objects in Works Both Serious and Light

“Reckoning,” her 2012 show at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, demonstrated the increasingly popular artist’s profound reverence for found objects, (even if she repurposes those objects in ways no one else would imagine), her mastery over the demanding technical processes that transform stuff into art, and her simultaneous embrace of both seriousness and whimsy. Steve’s first article for IMAGE journal describes why and how Maker makes her art, including Reptilius Consumerus Devourus, a gigantic snake that was created from shredded U.S. currency and other bank documents.

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