Shatterproof Glass

Shatterproof Glass, fabric, acrylic, wood, paper, 16'' x 16'', 2007

Heidi writes, "I grew up in Upstate, NY, and attended college at the University of Rochester.  I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa."

About her work, Heidi writes, "I've been interested in art since my childhood in Rochester, NY where weather consists of rain, snow, and very little sun.  To my mother's dismay I would try to create sunshine whenever I felt it was needed - either by using a razor blade on her curtains or lipstick and bath-powder throughout her bedroom.  One way or another I found a way to create what I thought was pretty out of simple everyday objects.

"Now, my interest in art is to create something tangible that represents a moment that may not be expressed in words.  The pieces I create are bits of my life that I want to capture. I view my work the same way as I did as a child:  somewhat messy and colorful, but always trying to provoke thought.  This view is what brought me to start using patterns from old fabrics as a pallet for color in my paintings.

"Ultimately, I want others to step away from my work feeling slightly different than when they first arrived."

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