Heather Leigh Corey


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Love Garment sketch series 2

Love Garment Sketch

Love Garments-one

Love Garment #1






Artist Statement

I am fascinated by exquisiteness, but I suspect that there is an underlying helplessness.

As I break down a plant into its fibrous form, I reconstitute its make-up to reflect how I see it in nature. Beating time softens this fiber which creates a pulp that can be cast in low or high relief.

Typically, I hand-coil wet abaca pulp to sculpt bouquets for which I feel are genuinely beautiful. Each flower is left to dry freestanding where it may shrivel and turn to a darker shade around its outer edge.  Their subtle distortions symbolize apprehension and imperfection.

This body of work is an exploration upon themes of interior and exterior fragility.

Hand-cast abaca, along with a variety of other fibers mixed into a pulp, and dried roses constitute garment constructions and forms of foliage.  As I translate a sewing process into paper, I can manipulate a fleshy fabric and use my hands as a bobbin to wind the fibrous abaca into flowers as they bloom and wilt.

Read Heather’s resume here.

Connect with Heather:

Artslant: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/189997-heather-corey
Blog: http://papermakersymphony.blogspot.com/
Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PapermakersSymphony
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506652811


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