INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis artist has been seeing his work showcased at Indianapolis International Airport and the Indiana State Museum, and he’s even completed art that’s a part of the city’s bicentennial celebration.
Derrick Carter says he’s been doing art since the early 2000s, but the last year has been a special one. “It feels wonderful,” Carter said. “A wise man once told me to be great and everything else will follow.”
He says, although he’s a self-taught artist, he’s humbled by the fact that his current success is a result of nearly two decades of work.
“It takes a lot of practice and a lot of work,” he said. “You should see some of my work from 2005. It doesn’t look anywhere near what it looks like now.”
Carter’s physical work is on display in a gallery in his downtown studio at the Harrison Arts Center.