“…Teresa Wells’ art recognizes that when we’re alone and unsure of ourselves, that’s when our true humanity comes through. It’s our whole selves that make us beautiful – complete with frailties, emotions and imperfections. We don’t survive in spite of our flaws, but because of them. Her work captures this duality of the inner and outer self that exists in all of us…”
Art Critic and Visual Arts Editor for The Londonist
Teresa writes about her process and motivations,
“Inspired by a moral upbringing, I possess an ethical consciousness along with a fascination for the question, “How do Humans Behave?”
Through the medium of sculpture I explore the tenuous relationship between man and his society. Isolation, miscommunication, fragility and strength are most attractive.
There is a need for me to express this in ways that reach out for shared experience. Employing an illustrative and baroque style to the recreation of the human form, I offset emotional theatrical posturing against strong geometric steel shapes, to illustrate that when we are alone, unsure and vulnerable, that is when our true humanity comes through. We survive despite our flaws and it is our whole selves that make us beautiful.”
Wells is an international multi award-winning sculptor. She has sold work in the UK, The Netherlands and USA. Recently, commissioned by BBC1 and Netflix to produce a sculpture for the highly acclaimed fictional drama ‘Dracula’ by Stephen Moffat and Mike Gatiss. She has had numerous TV appearances and features in monthly periodicals including Flux Review, ITV Meridian, and BBC1, her work was recently acquired by The Robert T Webb Sculpture Garden, Georgia USA and sits in their permanent collection alongside the work of Isamu Noguchi.