Ted Whisenhunt: Cultivated

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Ted Whisenhunt – Cultivated

“Rural Appalachia is the source of inspiration for my recent works. Domestic and wild animals that are part of this landscape and are used to cultivate the land, and as food sources, are reoccurring themes in this work. Many of my new sculptures have movement and invite viewer interaction to help bring the work to life. This movement also gives a whimsical element to the sculpture which I really enjoy. This work celebrates the rich culture of the Southern Appalachian mountains where I currently reside.
Ted Whisenhunt, an Alabama native, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Birmingham-Southern College in 1995. Upon graduation, he studied ornamental iron, black-smithing, and metal fabrication techniques under noted Birmingham artisan Robert Lehman.After his apprenticeship with Lehman, Ted continued his education at The Florida State University where he earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1998.”

Since then, Ted has studied traditional Italian oil painting at the University of Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy during the Summer of 2003. Ted served as the Head of the Art Department at Judson College in Marion, Alabama for eleven years prior to his arrival at Young Harris College in 2009. Ted is currently the Chair of the Art Department and Associate Professor of Art at Young Harris College and enjoys teaching courses in drawing, painting, and sculpture.

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