The images Terri paints come to her usually just before she falls asleep....when she's beginning to dream, but still has some control to manipulate what she sees. She believes they come from her subconscious - a combination of memories from the distant and not so distant past, as well as from feelings and emotions she is experiencing at the time. In the beginning, the meanings of these images are unclear. As she paints, some meanings become realized while others remain a mystery. And some evolve into something else entirely. The large, overexaggerated eyes are the focal point of each painting, meant to draw the viewer in and capture the emotions and personalities of the subjects in light of the circumstances in which they find themselves. They speak more with their eyes than their mouths, which are considerably smaller in comparison, demonstrating an inability to speak or to be heard.
Biography: Terri Woodward is a wife, mother, and artist. She graduated from the University of California Irvine in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in studio art, focusing in drawing, painting, and ceramic sculpture. From 1994 to 2006, no significant works were produced, as she chose to put all her focus and energy into her growing family. In the summer of 2006, she returned to her artwork with some small ceramic and epoxy sculptures, and returned to painting in February 2007.
Country: United States
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