I have been making art in various media for more than 40 years. In the last 20 years most of my concentration has been in bronze cast sculpture. I still draw, paint and fabricate. I work in my studio / foundry which I designed and built behind my home.
My current work is bronze cast and fabricated sculpture. The castings are unique (one of a kind ), and cast from my original wax patterns into sacrificial flasks. This method of finality makes certain that the sculpture has been well thought out
What did the Fellowship or Laureate mean to you at the time you received it?
The greatest reward that the fellowship brought to me was the opportunity to exhibit my work at the Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA. The money at the time was helpful. I was able to purchase new equipment used in my bronze casting process.
What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?
Many years later, I'm still making art. I work in my small studio/foundry, creating unique cast and fabricated bronze sculpture. In the last 20 years I've also included experimental photography. To see some of my recent work, go to my website: http://terrykreiter.com/
What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?
Attempt to give it up. If you find this impossible, make the art that sets you free, but get a job so that you don't starve.
Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?
Art is less important.
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