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Artist ID: 2318

In my current body of work, titled "Invented Hybrids", I create variations and combinations of flora, fauna and fungal species. This series grew out of my interest in invasive species, concerns about climate change and a penchant for reading eco fiction. My work spans a variety of media, including fiber-based sculpture, drawing, installation and fused glass. Colors range from natural to synthetic and artificial combinations occur. The Invented Hybrids represent an alternative future in which species have merged to create new life forms, an adaptation required by the changing conditions of our planet. They defy identification and ask the viewer to consider their origins and the circumstances in which they developed.

Heather Deyling is an artist whose current and ongoing body of work, the “Invented Hybrids” series, includes sculpture, installation, works on paper and glass. Her studio practice is inspired by research and observation of natural forms, eco fiction and climate change. She earned an MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and a BFA from Kent State University. Deyling has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, CA and group exhibitions at the Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, Duluth, GA and Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. In September 2019, Deyling relocated from San Francisco, CA to Atlanta, GA for a teaching position at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.

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