Hundreds of globes take over a gem in Spearfish

SPEARFISH S.D. (KOTA TV) - Spearfish native, Dick Termes, creates artwork where he said its viewers can envision themselves inside.

"I always say, yeah I got carried away,” said Termes.

Down a narrow dirt road and hidden in the woods of Spearfish, is where Termes does what he loves.

"I put the 6 points on the ball and start playing with it and whoa, said Termes. “I realized there’s a lot to it, and I got carried away with it ever since."

To fit the atmosphere, Termes’s studio is shaped in a geodesic dome; he's been creating what he calls “odd art” there for more than 20 years.

The gallery itself features hundreds of spherical pieces.

"I enjoy when they walk in and they just look at all the spheres spinning, and they just usually take a step back and kind of go whoa,” said Termes.

Termes is currently working on a special piece for the city of Spearfish, which will hang at the city's clock tower.

"There’s Lookout Mountain and we've got Spearfish Mountain and the Spearfish Canyon,” said Termes.

Termes hopes to leave his viewers with one thing.

"To be more aware of the total world they're in all the time,” said Termes. “Then I feel like I've succeeded."

He said he doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon.

"I really think at this point I'm doing better than I've ever done, said Termes. “I love this world and I like being out here in my studio. This is my favorite spot in the world."

The city plans to have an unveiling of the special piece