Sculpture and Digitalia by Terry Rathje

Thursday, July 1, 2010-Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Maquoketa Art Experience presented the work of Terry Rathje, artist and professor at Western Illinois University. Terry’s art covers a wide range, including sculptural assemblages of discarded objects, interactive installations, and digital images.

Artist Statement

“The outside world contains many amazing things–natural phenomenon, ancient ideas, discarded objects, people in love, and communication on many levels. The world inside us is equally interesting and contains another world–one made up of flesh and blood and which also contains misinterpretations, genetic propensities, events colored by experience, and a mental junkyard that contains memories waiting to be retrieved or abandoned. Things in this internal world are always linking to each other and to the outside world, inspiring new forms. Technology is a great tool for realizing these forms, but imagination is the most important.”