“I?m especially drawn to materials that are decidedly not precious–things that some might even consider to be trash. I’ve recently learned that this means I am engaged in the heady process of upcycling.“
In this vein, Christine Terrell’s work is primarily concerned with re-purposing steel from printed containers.?? Finding the tins and then selecting the most intriguing areas to work with is, in some ways, a holdover from her graphic design training. She finds it somehow both comforting and challenging to work with found imagery. Christine tends to be drawn to bright colors and bold graphics and many of her pieces reflect this.? However, she does appreciate and tries to work with the more illustrative aspects of some of the tins. The variety of raw material is almost limitless, so she focuses largely on the circle as a unifying starting point for most of her pieces, but she is increasingly exploring different shapes and more complex constructions.