Every Third Friday, Third Degree welcomes a new local artist to showcase their artwork in our East Gallery. This month, we welcomed the abstract work of artist Terry Hinkle.
Terry Hinkle’s new mixed media show Meditative Journey is part of a vision that he has dreamed of creating for over 40 years.
After enjoying an exciting career in the creative business of advertising, Terry finally found a way to break the confining bonds of commercial art and dive into the exhilarating flow of the unstructured, pure creative energy that makes up his new abstract artwork.
Many times he wakes up from a dream with a complete visual of a finished painting in his head and has to rush to capture it before it fades away. But most days, Terry does a simple meditation before entering his studio to get rid of all of the ‘human’ noise and set his creative intention for the day. Then, with a clear, positive, uncluttered mind, Terry selects the wood or paper or canvas that he will start with, and enters that intoxicating stream of creative energy, never knowing where it will take him.
Quite a few of Terry’s new paintings are created with iron, copper, and bronze paints that are then oxidized to weather and rust. He very seldom seals the paint when finished so that it can continue to breathe and possibly make beautiful subtle changes over time.
It is a Meditative Journey of pure passion and emotional expression that Terry is excited to finally be a part of.
Meditative Journey is on display until April 19.