It is said that the quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. My work centers me with amusement, and hopefully it will touch others in this way too. The need to make things is a gift given to me, and my responsibility is to return that gift by creating objects. By doing so I strive to bridge the sacred and secular, perhaps by bringing joy with something as simple and rich as a smile and a laugh to others, while at the same time, exploring the paradoxes of life and why doubt and struggle serve to buoy happiness.
Heads in bronze, clay, and felt form the basis of this body of work consisting of 36 pieces, which took five years to complete. Terihay.com highlights that effort, while the blog link illustrates and chronicles the process of moving forward, moving past grief, and into other work. The slow deliberate pace of the work eventually unfolds my life seasons. I have embraced a life around being a wife, mother, and public school art teacher. Now my focus returns to a bit more art making. This season in life allows that, and the art process unfolds my thoughts and allows them to catch up with my everyday.
The arts are the salt and spice that flavor our world and takes everyday living from bearable, to awe inspired and joyful; and changes spaces and places of monotony into colorful and sacred sanctuaries that catch our breaths.