The extensive breadth and excellence of the work of multitalented, multidegreed, modern Renaissance man, Dan Terry of Austin, Tx is almost unfathomable.
Known for his work in film, television production, the fine arts of painting, digital 3D, interactive murals and animation, music performance, guitar design and restoration; set, film, product and graphic design, writing, and teaching.
His work has won national and regional awards and acclaim in Computer Animation (Siggraph Aurora Animation 1985), Fine art painting (many in juried and museum exhibitions including full election to the Pastel Society of America), Teaching (National Student Advertising Competition faculty advisor 1990, and others), acting and graphic design.
One of the pioneers in CGI 3D modeling and rendering, in recent times he's returned to traditional media with a modern twist in the recent creation of almost 200 murals across the state of the Texas.
His work is in the permanent collections of the Witte Museum and the historic Alamo in San Antonio.
Art, whether it's representational, modern, urban or archaic is a means to evoke discovery and challenge the viewer and artist to perceive life with an alternate perspective – a new way to experience any given idea, subject or world view. Any work of art or artist are agents of change. Art invites seeing the world in some new way. Change in perception or understanding is it's inherent function.
A canvas or sculpture is a doorway into an alternate universe of understanding whether it's self, or nature, or societal. An artist's work invites the viewer into whatever world that blank canvas inspired the artist to explore and discover in the process.
My own work as it's evolved by that journey of discovery, explores that changing perspective itself. My work invites the viewer to see as I do, that change, while largely invisible, percieved in perceptual snapshots framed by each singular moment of now. is life's and nature's state. Change expresses through depictions of waves and wave energy transforming from air to water or musical performance to floating streams of color. I paint to explore and make visible that motion of energy in moments of transition and to inspire viewers to view and appreciate nature in a fresh way, especially now that nature itself may be endangered with climate change.