TEXAS | Terrell Powell

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TEXAS | Terrell Powell


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Bird Totem

Sculpted, painted steel

8"W x 49"H on 8"L x12"W base

Bird Totem is a playful, colorful piece that combines the primitive feel of folk art with a contemporary vibe. The sculpture is made from steel and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

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Terrell Powell

I make paintings for myself which are reaction to the circumstances of my life. I consider them a documentation of my personal reality. Past experiences, dreams, and observation of everyday life inspire my work. I view paintings as a learning experience – a kind of therapy.

I’m interested in the subconscious or intuitive selection of images that are incorporated into my paintings, especially those whose significance may only be made certain at some later point in time. Spontaneity is very important to me – the chance for just something to happen in a painting. For me the uncertainty of what will happen in a painting is an essential aspect of making art. There is something troubling about not knowing all the answers. I suppose that’s why I paint.

Terrell Powell was born in Angleton, Texas on December 1st, 1959. His latest body of work reflects the memories and strong ties to rural life Terrell had while growing up. Terrell lives and works in Austin, Texas. His highly collected work appears in galleries, offices, hospitals and fine homes across the country.