|THE JAGGED EDGE|
Terrence Martin - Metal Sculptor - Sacramento
600 pounds of metal can talk.
I create metal art with an edge.
I want people to stop. To look. To wonder. I create art that suspends motion, but that inspires sound—people talking, people coming together. My work is larger than life. Metal, but flowing and warm. Solid, but sinewy. Complex in its simplicity. Art that breathes life into its space: Defining, empowering, and resonating within and alongside its surroundings.
I sculpt with metal—new metal and recycled metal.
I like to minimize my impact on the environment, as well as use the environment as my inspiration. Some of my award winning art sculptures are entirely made of recycled metal—scrap transmuted into art. It adds an incredible dimension to environmental awareness. Metals like bronze, brass and copper also find their way into the finished pieces to add color and richness. I am always looking for unique and untried techniques when approaching a new metal art concept.
I design art to be timeless. Multifaceted. Multicultural.
I use images that transcend time and are not temporary, for art that is accessible to all and exclusive to none. I pick elements from earth and nature, as well as metaphors for the human experience—all of this inspires my work. The images are at once recognizable and tangible objects that appeal to all walks of life. I try to capture their movement in metal for a timeless voice that resonates with the spirit of today, tomorrow, and with all people.
I design with an edge, but engineer with precision.
My art sculptures are flowing and beautiful, but solid in design and engineering. I do extensive research regarding material choices and its application in a public setting. Scale, appropriateness and continuity in design concept is a top concern. Long-term maintenance and sustainability is also a consideration for any art piece. My artwork is easily assembled, and the final piece is always designed to be an integral part of the flow of the space it is in.
600 pounds of metal really can talk.