Terrell Kaucher began developing his art as a youthful pinstriper of custom cars. Moved on to sign painting and graphic arts. Awarded a scholarship to Chouinards Art Institute, Los Angeles Ca. Family responsibilities dictated a career detour. I chose law enforcement.
Key aspects included the FBI National Academy and my appointment to Chief of Police in small Northern California community.
After retiring I formed the High Sierra Cedar company, manufacturing incense cedar shingles. Having access to this wonderful aromatic wood medium, I began wood sculpting and furniture design. Regrettably environmental regulations ended this effort.
Our family relocated to the San Diego area and I became a avocado and cherimoya farmer. A decade of farming taught me to be less dependent on chemical fertilizers and to return to the use of more organic products. I started the American Kelp Co. which distributed bulk kelp fertilizer to large farms. During this period I continued with my wood carving hobby.
Traveled to Southeast Asia where I became enchanted with the ancient Khmer stone sanctuaries and stone sculptures. This led to my relocation to the Emerald Triangle. This culturally rich area where Cambodia, Laos and Thailand meet has become my home. My passion of rediscovering these little known anthropological sites resulted in my establishing, Emerald Triangle Tours. I conducted tours of these historical masterpieces for more than a decade.
As a means to preserve and protect some of these ancient sites from desecration and further looting and by making people aware of the problem, Khmer Road Sculpture was formed. I have selected some of the most iconic Buddha styles in history to recreate. I employ local artisans to assist me in the carving.
Terrell Kaucher joined Fine Art America on December 11th, 2014.