I very much enjoyed creating this piece! :)
Harriet I was patient, but eventually made herself known ... through her hair!
Handmade paper applied to medium density fiberboard with copper accents.
36" x 36" x .5"
Shipping cost: $225.00
While I'm originally from Little Rock, AR, I feel very at home where I now reside and work, right here in New Orleans. I grew up in a household where expression through creativity was encouraged. Art has also been a part of big chunks of my professional life. I never thought of myself as an artist. It took a while ... a long while ... but finally my personal artistic medium made itself known to me.
Travels to places with deep rooted culture as well as life experiences with people from varied backgrounds stir a desire in me to create. Inspiration for my work is fed by feelings of global community - where people are tied together by a common desire to know another and be connected through relationships despite differing exterior appearances and life experiences.
This mix of experiences comes out in my work through collage - just as each of us are a collage of varied experiences. Life is a collage; I like that.
Inspired by the beautiful sentiment and insight that comes from mandalas, from the practice of meditation, many of my pieces are created in such a form, with strong intention being a part of the process. The mandala is basically a round shape with mostly symmetrical designs (but not always). Mandalas have their origin in Hinduism and Buddhism…used in meditation for focusing attention on something or someone in particular. In the modern world many cultures use this tool for spiritual enlightenment. Mandalas are the mainstay of my work, but I have ventured out creating images of other sources of inspiration.
We see mandalas all around us…in the shape of a nautilus shell, the earth, a labyrinth or even a flower. Daily wonders that we may take for granted are often much more amazing than we give credit for and can often be very inspiring…at least I find it to be so. I like to think about art this way; art as a microcosm of the universe from an enlightened perspective.
My work is mixed media collage using handmade papers and copper bits - all put together with lots of love and happiness.
Holly Heine is a New Orleans artist living and working in the Marleyville-Fountainbleau neighborhood.
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