Even in 2003, when Terique became an AOB art apprentice, he was determined to make the most of this opportunity to develop himself as an artist. He and his colleagues from the first cohort, worked hard to create a range of works in mosaic, canvas, and various digital mediums.
That diligence paid off. Today, Terique is a composer for film and television and is preparing to become a recording artist. “Arts on The Block was a crucial program in helping my artistic literary development,” he said. Much of his creative process was honed at AOB as well. Said Terique.
“You just have to be open to everything. Allowing your mind to wander lets it bring in the puzzle pieces. Then, you have to chase down those puzzle pieces and put them together. At the end, you hopefully have something that you like.”