Guest Author: Richard Wills, Tulsa Art Studio Tour Committee Member
|Terri Higgs, Jacket, Silk dye on Crêpe de Chine|
Terri Higgs has allowed herself to be pulled into the process of silk painting because it helps her to “connect with the world around her.” Higgs' intent is to “create art that does more than sit on the wall.” Her art gets to go out, explore, go dancing, or wrap someone up in comfort or warmth.
|Tulsa Art Studio Tour artist Terri Higgs (photo by RC Morrison)|
Expanding her style past traditional silk painting methods, Higgs often incorporates poems, prayers and nature into her designs. With the windows open, and the mood set, Higgs enters her studio leaving the world behind her, and letting the silk guide her path.