Ted Lyman began making films in the early Seventies when he was inspired by the work of the American Avant-Garde. Through his ensuing career he has remained committed to the extraordinary syntax of the moving image exposed and explored by that movement. While his works differ in content and appearance, all are founded on a sense of place, interaction with nature, and a commitment to expression by visual and conceptual means. Lyman’s films have won several best of festival awards, and have been shown in national and international venues and broadcast by PBS and the Learning Channel. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Program, and from the Vermont and Ohio Councils on the Arts as well as production funding from the Independent Television Service. He teaches animation, media history and motion picture production in the Department of Art.