“Scientists’ specific language terms and mathematical formulas are symbolic codes for known concepts about the dynamic forces present in the universe. Can a different code and “truth” describing nature’s moving forces within the landscape be validly conveyed by the artists’ symbolic language of reality by use of pigment, line and stroke?”
Terry Hilt’s work is influenced by the constant motion and force of the landscape — the physics of gravity, velocity, and electricity as these create continual movement with the sea, fields, and sky. In this café, Hilt will take participants on an exploration of her use of strong lines and richly applied watercolor as medium.
Born in Bar Harbor, Terry Hilt is a many generation Maine native, a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, Boston University, and received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She is a psychotherapist as well as an artist and published poet, and married to Dr. Dana C. Hilt, a neurologist. Today she summers and paints in Lamoine on Frenchman Bay, and winters between their Gorham residence and their Boston area condominium.
Art Meets Science Cafés are a program of the MDI Biological Laboratory in partnership with the Littlefield Gallery of Winter Harbor. Guest artists present on the influence of science on their work, and the public is invited to participate in discussion, enjoy refreshments, and view the 2015 exhibit “Is it Art or is it Science,” an exploration by over 40 Maine, national, and international artists into the realm where Art Meets Science.