The Fortress of the KilldeerHeather Patterson
wood on Wood
Signed on back
21 " h x 28 " w x 3 " d |14 lbs. 0 oz.
The killdeer is a bird, which will defend her home by feigning a broken wing to draw the predator away from her nest. She will lead them on until she feels that her nest is safely out of danger before flying away. I may not have a broken wing, but I can deceive, deflect, and detour quite smoothly with a smile, a word, a guarded eye.
Found, reclaimed and resurrected- an abstract wood relief “painting” in an assortment of soft and hard woods puzzled together within a salvaged antique window frame. I am a collector and gatherer of everything left behind, overlooked, tossed aside. From abandoned barns in Maine to kitchen remodels in Massachusetts to a razed rectory built in 1893- each piece of wood carries a history and a past and now a new purpose. Each piece of wood has been individually cut and sanded by hand, some may receive a color treatment of stain or paint, some will be left in their natural state, before the entire piece is finished with Tung Oil. Your artwork will arrive ready to hang, signed on the back.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
When asked how she became an artist, sculptor Heather Patterson replied, “I just seem to be built that way.” Heather is passionate about creating, and is constantly inspired by her daily surroundings and experiences. The artist’s body of work is governed by her mission to reassign meaning to materials that have outlived their perceived purpose. She works with reclaimed wood and window panes to produce geometric wall sculptures that may remind the viewer of abstract modernist paintings. Modernism conjures an underlying tension in Heather-–a “vibration,” she calls it. Each sculpture is created without a premeditated plan or sketch, but is instead governed by feeling and intuition.
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Heather, I am speechless. "Supply & Demand" is far more fantastic in person. The photo image is good but the texture and colors are so profound in person. My gosh! And the sea glass. I am just thrilled. I also remain in love with "Everything Belongs." I look at it so often and it just continues to make me happy.I just drown in the sheer joy. Thank you so much. Thank you for sharing your talent. Thank you for trusting me to take good care of these expressions. You are an amazing woman.- S Day