Artist Statement

This shooting star sculpture is a creative timeline that explores how life developed over time, from stardust to us. Working with scientists at the Center for Chemical Evolution, and youth from the East Atlanta Kids Club, artist Terri Dilling has assembled images to represent how molecular interactions could eventually lead to diversity of life on earth. (This project is supported in part by the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution.)


Artist Bio

Terri Dilling works with a variety of media and collaborative projects. In 2011-12, she received a grant from the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution to create artwork in response to their research, culminating in an exhibit at Spruill Gallery. Terri participated in two Art on the Atlanta BeltLine installations in 2010. She has also created temporary outdoor installations on Freedom Parkway and at the Hambidge Center in North Georgia. Terri has a BA from Indiana University and a BFA in Drawing, Painting & Printmaking from Georgia State University. She currently serves as president of Atlanta Printmakers Studio, a nonprofit dedicated to the art of printmaking. Terri has received numerous grants and awards, and is represented by Mason Murer Fine Art.