Terry Jarrard-Dimond

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We LOVE the art of Terry Jarrard-Dimond, one of the most recent artists to join our Water Soluble Encaustics bandwagon 🤠.

Terry is a US based textile artist with a background in sculpture and textile design. She has taught extensively in colleges, universities and workshops across the US. Her work has a broad range of both 2D and 3D interests grounded in material explorations, fabrication processes and physical structure.  Her impressive tapestry sized wall pieces celebrate color and shape interaction overlaid with linear stitching providing an intimate graphic read.  Her intuitive explorations continue and have recently resulted in a focused exploration of rich textural paintings on both fabric and wood panels. Her work has been widely exhibited in the US and beyond.

Forest Floor, crafted with hand-dyed cotton fabric, free cut, machine pieced and quilted

Terry describes herself as an artist who is not limited to a specific medium.  She works through process and a dialogue with materials which include: fiber, wood, metal, encaustic paint, oil and cold wax, and acrylic paint.

This is Terry in her own words:

Each medium has unique qualities for the development of ideas. The work develops as I incorporate the marks, shapes, textures and layers that are the foundation of my work. These elements come together to express my ideas and concerns. As I work I strive for a feeling of completion or at least a place to stop.

All living things leave physical evidence of their existence.  This evidence is generated by the activities each performs which can range from the monumental to the minute. My work is my evidence.  It represents my passion for art and my time in the studio. My desire is that this “evidence” be interpreted and enjoyed thus creating a opportunity for interaction, connection and remembrance.

Terry started experimenting with our water soluble encaustic paint this year. We cannot wait to see what she will create with the pigment rich Cuní Colours. Watch this space – we’ll make sure to share the results.

If you would like to read more about this intriguing artist, go to her website at http://www.terryjarrarddimond.com. You can also read a really interesting interview with her to https://www.textileartist.org/terry-jarrard-dimond-seeing-the-connections