John Leach

Best Off-the-Grid Artist

Terry Tunes

Chances are you've never heard the name, but this pioneer of the Austin punk rock scene has been making amazing art, completely off the grid, for at least 20 years. After a serious illness left him unable to work, his fascination with toys, alongside uncanny carpentry skills and boundless imagination, led him to a new "career" path. Terry Tunes makes monumental sculptures from discarded plastic toys, some of which have been on display at the Georgetown Public Library. He also makes dioramas based on the life and music of Roky Erickson, all completely not for profit – a policy he should seriously reconsider.

208 San Gabriel, off RR 214
Liberty Hill
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