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Artist ID: 2303

Heather’s work explores the complexity of her relationship with the physical body, skin, and the cloth that covers it while expressing larger cultural concepts of femininity, domesticity, and craft. By cultivating a sensitivity to materials and an attentiveness to narrative, she manipulates her hand-dyed textiles, creating meaning through sculpted layers, openings and folds. Her work frequently highlights themes of acceptance and rejection, drawing attention to both the hidden and the exposed.

Heather’s work is inspired by her community, her travels, and the beauty of everyday life. She enjoys working with her hands creating works notable for their deft finish and tactile nature. Her visual art has been exhibited at the Connector Gallery of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, The Wiregrass Museum of Art, The Georgine Clark Alabama Artists Gallery, Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, The Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery at Marshall University, and the A.I.R. Gallery. In addition to art shows in Alabama, she has participated in festivals and exhibitions in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, West Virginia and Missouri. She also holds over 20 years of design and production experience in stage, television, and film, her credits including The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Theater Outlet, The Santa Fe Opera, The Los Angeles Opera, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre, Pennsylvania Stage Company, The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, University of Alabama Huntsville, Main State Music Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Carsey-Warner Productions and Comedy Central. Heather holds a BFA in Costume Design from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Art at Lesley University.

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