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About the Artist

Terry Balle makes work that reflects his background in science, art, and psychology. He received his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois, where he studied the interaction of light and matter. After working as a scientist for Bell Labs and Digital Equipment Corporation, he founded a sculpture and design studio in Boston, where he pioneered sculptural techniques using optical clear polymer resins as my medium. He worked to perfect these techniques for the past 22 years. Combining various polymers, organic dyes, gold and silver leaf, water, and light, he produced optical sculptures ranging from less than one-foot to ten-feet in height. His work has been exhibited in galleries nationally and have been commissioned for both corporate and private collections. He moved my studio to Puget Sound in 2003 where he works with his wife in a rural setting close to the land and gardens.

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