A short bio-
Terry Border worked in the commercial photography industry for a dozen years before leaving it to follow more artistic ambitions. He began what he calls Bent Objects (anthropomorphizing everyday objects and foods by adding wire arms and legs) in 2006. Since then he has published two collections of Bent Objects images, and nine children’s books. Mr. Border speaks about and exhibits his work internationally. He lives with his wife and daughter in Greenwood, Indiana.
His Instagram is @Terry_Border
Would you like Mr. Border to come speak at your school or conference?
Here’s an early talk at the GEL Conference. New York Times Building, 2009.
A Longer Bio-
Terry Border was born on Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, in 1965. From the age of four he has lived in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Mr. Border graduated with a B.S. in Fine Art Photography in 1988, and began working in the commercial photography industry until 2001. Unhappy in the commercial world, he quit and worked as a baker, while creating metal sculptures in the evening.
Mr. Border began working with wire in 2005, and blended this new media with photography, which led to what he calls his Bent Objects project, beginning in 2006. Bent Objects consists of anthropomorphizing everyday objects and foods by adding wire arms and legs. These mostly humorous photographed scenarios are heavily influenced by Alexander Calder, and Gary Larson of The Far Side fame.
Mr. Border has spoken about his work at at The New York Times Building; in Sao Paulo, Brazil for Nextel Communications; and for many different audiences in South Korea as a visiting artist in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy.
Mr. Border’s Bent Objects images appear weekly on the GoComics website, and he finds and reads whimsical poems for each episode of the arts and culture podcast Curious Mix.
Mr. Border lives with his wife and daughter in Greenwood, Indiana.