Out In Jupiter Figurative Art: Ann Hord-Heatherley
I am a mixed-media figurative artist, or put another way, I make dolls out of pretty much anything. Most days I am sitting with a lap full of raw materials, trying to coax out the little spirit who lives in them. On a really good day, it happens. My goal is to capture emotion in my pieces, so I often think of the character's story as I work. My larger pieces are sewed, stuffed, and needle sculpted. Air-dry clay refines the features and adds strength. Most of the clothing is made of hand-dyed and vintage textiles. My goats kindly provide mohair locks for hair. The little elves are sculpted from polymer clay and have a wrapped wire body.