In 2008, Terry was an instructor at George Washington University in the Art Therapy department. The department moved from the main campus to a new area in Old Town Alexandria and asked its faculty and students to take an 8×8 canvas and create a piece to be hung on the halls of the new space.
At the time, Terry couldn’t see how printmaking and canvas worked together until a small fragment of one of her prints fell on the canvas. She began adding more fragments of old prints to the canvas, thereby completing the piece. As she worked on this project, she became fascinated with the idea of working on canvas and creating these canvas print collages.
After she finished the one for GWU, she was hooked on creating more. Terry bought a few more canvases, then ordered a few more, and then changed sizes and kept going. That was the beginning of the Generations series. In this series, Terry focuses on the passing of time through generational issues. Using small canvases and fragments of prints from past series, she continues the conversations on canvas.