Ink on mat board
Giraffes are very unique animals with long necks, and disproportionally shorter legs yet mother giraffes will lean all the way down to nuzzle their young and express care for them. Their patterns consist of a variety of sizes and shapes, and in this stippled piece, you can almost feel the velvety fur on the mothers forehead.
When zoomed in, the dots of these artworks seem chaotic and random. When viewed from afar, the chaos becomes ordered and an image emerges. When stippling, and focusing on small areas, it is hard to step of of that mindset and consider the entire composition. The process of shading with dots is a head-game and I often have to leave the room and take a break to once again “see” the artworks as a whole. Based in Boise, Idaho, wildlife and nature are dominate themes in Heather’s artwork, as she hopes to inspire movements of conservation globally.