“Images of Far Away” by Terrence Tougas at Hancock Hall
February 23 @ 8:00 AM - May 21 @ 5:00 PM
Photography Exhibit on view through May 21st.
“In my second “career” I have devoted myself to pursuing long time interests in both photography and woodworking. Through my photography I try to capture the more intimate aspects of a place. While I appreciate iconic scenes, I relish the ordinary aspects of day-to-day life wherever I am. My work centers on locality and the imprint of humanity of that space. I have been influenced by the New Topographics movement and more directly by studies with Sandi Haber Fifield.”
Terrence Tougas, BIO
From an early age, I’ve always been interested in exploring the physical world around me. I have an inquisitive nature that drives me to explore and challenge the status quo. I credit this quality with leading me to a career in science and now a second “career” in the arts. I have long held the view that creativity, inquisitiveness, and analysis are equally important to scientist and artist. Breakthroughs in science occur when fresh ideas or perspectives are applied to a problem. Science is constantly posing questions and then seeking answers. There is a strong parallel to the artist who in many ways is questioning the world around them and seeking to portray that world to enlighten themselves and others. The word analysis denotes the deconstruction of an entity into its essential elements to understand its nature or function. My image making is photographic analyses of home, community, and the world around me with the goal of gaining a better understanding of my environment and the forces that influence it.