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Teresa Herd

My Journey

Tcherd@gmail.com

617.875.3126

I have always found the human form captivating – the beauty, intricacy, emotions, and struggles. It all fascinates me. To pursue this passion, I earned a degree in Medical Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. After, I dedicated my professional life to advertising and branding, which I truly enjoyed.


Alongside my career, my love for fine art never faded, and I painted throughout my life. I was in touch with my high school art teacher a couple years ago and she advised me "not to limit myself to the canvas", a suggestion I initially found absurd since I was inherently an illustrator. I had no idea what was to come.


Upon moving to Moab, I encountered a tumbleweed for the first time since childhood and was immediately enamored by its freedom, wild nature, and abundance. Surprisingly, I discovered that my affection for tumbleweeds was not widely shared; most people viewed them as a burden. This realization inspired me to blend my passion for the human form and maybe change people’s perceptions about tumbleweeds…I realize this is a stretch!


*I collect only deceased native plants from the area, and I hope you appreciate this unique combination.


Fanrong

Size: 26"w x 18"h

Materials: Recycled clay.

Tall Tumble Mustard



01.

2023

Inspired by my travels to china, I created "Fanrong"

(prosperity) with beauty and strength.

Zuri (Beauty)

Size: 26"w x 18"h

Materials: Recycled clay.

Tall Tumble Mustard



Probably my most beautiful face that I have created. Giving reason for her name, Zuri.

02.

2023

This Guy

Size: 10"w x 20"h

Materials: Recycled clay,

Siberian Elm, Bristleleaf Sedge




03.

2023

Inspired by every man in Moab.

Joesph

Size: 6"w x 15"h

Materials: Recycled clay.

Broomsedge Bluestem




04.

2022

I tried a lot of hair styles on this face. I enjoy the contrast between the solom face and the excited hair.

Old Brother

I love this "Old Brother". The

years have left him pensive and

mourning his past.

07.

2023

Size: 5"w x 11"h

Materials:

Recycled clay.

Sweet grass

Thread



Young Brother

08.

2023

Size: 5"w x 11"h

Materials:

Recycled clay.

Sweet grass

Thread



Her Majesty

Size: 18"w x 32"h

Materials: Recycled clay.

Tumbleweed




Maybe this is the Queen. If it is, I gave her an appropriate "peruke" fit for a queen. Also traveling down is the red of her bloodline.


09.

2022

Abe

Size: 9"w x 7.5"h

Materials: Recycled clay.



10.

2023

Sight & Voice

Size: 9"w x 13h each

Materials: Recycled clay

Mormon Tea & Unknown Grass.



11.

2024

All smiles

Size: 9"w x 18

Materials: Recycled clay

Thread



12.

2024

Brighten up

Size: 5"w x 11"h

Materials:

Recycled clay.

Galleta Grass



13.

2024

Marty

Size: 6"w x 8"h

Materials:

Recycled clay.

Galleta Grass



14.

2024

Moves like

Size: 6"w x 8"h

Materials:

Recycled clay.

Galleta Grass




15.

2024

Transgression

Size: 6"w x 7"h

Materials:

Recycled clay.




16.

2024

Dobbs

Size: 30"w x 22"h

Materials: Recycled clay.

Tall Tumble Mustard




17.

2022

Cranky Babe

Size: 9"w x 16"h

Materials: Recycled clay.

Side Oats Grama






We think of babies as happy. Let's face it, they

spend half their time crying, especially when you

put a tumbleweed on his head.

18.

2022

She

Size: 20"w x 20"h

Materials: Recycled clay.

Tall Tumble Mustard


Price: $2,000 SOLD

She did not start out as she. She was he, but then ended up as she. She was also my first mask that helped me know that I had stumbled on something interesting.

18.

2022

Oh tumbleweed,

Gentle traveler,

Rolling 'cross the dusty ground,

You carry memories of a distant past,

The tales of distant towns.


Rugged and brown,

Your thorns like daggers,

Your freedom of the wind,

You're a traveler of a different kind,

Roaming where you please.


You go where the wind takes you,

Your journey is unknown,

Your home is the tumbleweed

As your heart is made of stone.


You journey through the wastelands,

Your thorns protecting you,

Your spirit of the wild,

Your will never subdued.


Tumbleweed, you are a wanderer,

Your story will never end,

You are in search of something,

Though what it is, only you know.


Tumbleweed,

Gentle traveler,

Rolling 'cross the dusty ground,

You carry memories of a distant past,

The tales of distant towns.


—Mesopotamia.ai


Recognition

Recognition and awards

  • Clios x 14
  • Cannes Lions x 11
  • D&AD x 2
  • Webby x 4
  • One Show x 5
  • Emmy Nominated

Contact Information

Address

Moab, UT

Email

Tcherd@gmail.com

Phone

617-875-3126

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresa-herd/