Indra’s Net Delivered to San Francisco

Termes has been working for about five months to complete a commission Termesphere called Indra’s Net. Indra’s Net is a concept that everything in the Universe is covered by a net.  Each knot in the net is a crystal that reflects every other crystal so all actions affect everything.  This 24” sphere is transparent.  Termes started with a full painting …

Marshall University attends workshops in Termesphere Gallery

For the third year in a row, this last Saturday and Sunday, students and instructors came to my Termesphere® Gallery from Marshall University from Huntington West Virginia.   They came for workshops on Spherical Geometries and One through Six Point Perspective.   Professors Dr. Judith Silver, the Department of Mathematics and Professor Jonathan Cox, the Department of Art and Design have brought …

Nature Wins?

There is a video of the piece we are trying to name.  Look at this video and help me out with a name.   I am very pleased with some of the name result so far.

Nature Wins? Termesphere®

NATURE WINS is a 24” diameter spherical painting that plays off of Villers Abbey in Belgium. It was founded in 1146 and was abandoned in 1796.  Accounts suggest that roughly 100 monks and 300 lay brothers resided within its walls.  In 1893, the Belgian State purchased the site and launched a conservation effort. Classed as an official historic site in …

Blind Faith Termesphere® on display at Black Hills Visitors Center

There is a new Termesphere® on display at the Black Hills Visitor Center in Rapid City South Dakota called BLIND FAITH.This is a nice opportunity. This piece is fun to look at because it shows an optical illusion structure that the people in the spherical painting are living in and climbing on.  The Penrose Tribar is the basis of this structure.  M.C. …

Workshops at Lander Wyoming

I just finished a four day residency in Lander Wyoming from March 4th through the 7th 2013.  I think this is the third year I have been there.  The first day I worked with the Middle School Art students with one and two point perspective. I use a grid system which makes learning perspective much easier.  Most teachers switch to …

The Thought Behind The Platonic Relationships Termesphere

This 36” diameter spherical painting, known as a Termesphere®, by Dick Termes is a study of the five regular polyhedra also known as the Platonic Solids. Geometers have studied the Platonic Solids for thousands of years because of their fascinating interconnectivity and logical beauty. Platonic Solids are polyhedron whose faces are congruent regular polygons, and where the same numbers of …

SD Discovery Center UP DOWN AND ALL AROUND

A few years ago I got a call from Kristie Maher, Executive Director of the South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium, Hands On Children’s Museum in Pierre SD. She explained to me that one of the most successful things they do at the Center is put together different displays that can be hauled by trailers to many towns in South …