For 30 years Terry Taube has made Hawaii his home, exploring its natural elements and recreating them to share with others. His innovative paper casting techniques and styles have allowed him to achieve a level of originality that celebrates the renaissance of paper in art.
Papermaking is one of the world's most ancient art forms. Distinct techniques were developed, many independently, in every part of the world, including the Pacific nations. Taube continues this tradition. The originality and vitality of his creations are a reflection of his reverence for nature and culture.
Working with paper, Taube achieves dimension, effects and colors that only exist in nature. He creates texture and design as diverse as lava and butterflies. Illusions of bronze patina and raku flourish with luminous colors, opalescence, fossil-like images and realism.
Taube's sculptural paper continually takes on new and exciting dimensions. His desire to work so directly with the subject captures the magic inherent in nature, while weaving and unfolding his artistic visions. Nature is reflected in his art. A timeless natural ambience is the fiber that binds and integrates each of his pieces.
The cast paper sculptures of this Hawaii artist breathe life. The detail is so complex, the texture, so vivid. His sculptures capture colors that only exist in nature. Touch the fan leaf as it flutters in a warm ocean breeze. Follow the path of molten lava as it flows down a hillside. Anticipate the smooth, playful splashing of a turtle. Open your senses as you explore the intricate artwork of Terry Taube, a natural impressionist with a passion for paper.