Indiana artist, Terry Lacy, earned his BFA from Herron School of Art and his MFA degree from Indiana University. After teaching graphic design at Purdue University for eight years, he and his wife, Fran, started Lacy Design. Lacy Design combines traditional print media, illustration and fine art such as hand papermaking to produce unique solutions to design problems.
They rehabilitated a barn into a studio with a lower room devoted completely to the production of on-of-a-kind pieces of handmade paper artwork. For over thirty years, Lacy has fine tuned the medium of handmade paper, infusing color and his graphic design aesthetic into his stunning landscapes. He has exhibited widely and also accepts commission work.
Lacy uses the medium of pigmented cotton fibers suspended in water to produce his one-of-a-kind handmade paper pieces. The hand papermaking is a liquid medium which allows him to manipulate a variety of possibilities such as: embedding flat items, embossing, contouring the edges of each piece to follow images such as clouds or water and land forms. It also allows him to create multiple color variations and gradations. The finished paper piece always has a unique matt finish difficult to achieve in other mediums.