“My primary medium is natural materials: fur, salmon skin, glass, shell, and bone beads and buttons, cotton and wool fibers, and soapstone.
I learn traditional Sugpiaq methods of design and construction and interpret that knowledge into usable works of art including regalia and stone lamps called nanit. My art is a reflection of my culture.
While here I plan to experiment with different methods of fish skin tanning andd dyeing and to share Sugpiat culture through art I have created.”
Heather will be at the Hive through the end of September, 2022.
Please join her for a program about her work on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 in Studio E.