Terry Maker’s work, as smart as it is obsessive, is intentionally situated between media. This new body of work is an attempt to wrestle with faith, the supernatural, and their inevitable intersection with our daily lives. The aim of the work is to articulate the symbolism, power and mystery of the journey of faith, as well as recognize the divine purpose in the ordinary. While acknowledging the delicate nature of the subject, Maker is compelled to aesthetically articulate certain meaningful, key biblical passages and stories. By utilizing old, otherwise discarded, church papers and documents to create the work, she literally cuts into and penetrates the actual (surface) and spiritual (deeper) message of the art making process.
Maker continues to defy and reframe the traditional in art. She deftly dismantles and amalgamates her media, choosing objects from pencils to photographs to medical documents. Her assemblages, comprised of found and collected materials, penetrate the structural underpinnings of the art making process.