Terr is the Latin root-word meaning earth, or soil. It also informs the word terroir, the solidified memory that animates and characterizes a particular land area, and the nature of its symbiotic environment.

Terr is also the name given to a series of works started in January 2021 on the volcanic island of Hawai’i, using unprocessed native dirt as its primary medium. The impulse to use raw soil emerged, somewhat organically, from working for the past few years on unstretched canvas, often laid in direct contact with the natural ground of the rainforest and the lava fields of the island. In this process, the canvas inevitably merges with the earth, giving birth to the painting. Read more