2-D Mixed Media
Heather was born in Germany to American parents, but grew up in Champaign, IL. Though she demonstrated an early interest in drawing, photography, and creating structures, it would be many years before she took her artistic talents seriously. Living somewhat of a gypsy lifestyle, Heather attended the Air Force Academy and lived in Colorado Springs for a year and a half, followed by a stint in Tucson and attendance at University of Arizona. She soon heading to Austin to join family, to complete her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and to educate middle school students. A gift of a Canon Rebel SLR camera helped awake the creative sleeping giant. Then, while teaching at a local middle school, Heather pushed her students to explore their creative sides by illustrating science concepts in novel ways. Their enthusiasm drew her in, and soon she was capturing and manipulating her world through the camera, computers, and metal sculpture.