June 18, 2014
As a child, I was enthralled by mud and things that flew. I can recall creating huge nests, shelters of fallen branches and moss- covered stones, and the joy of walking through furrowed fields in autumn to find milkweed pods, so I could crack them open and watch the feathered seeds soar. This is where my passion to create began. Tattered paper, weathered stone, beeswax and salt, woodsmoke and fireflies. All of these have been gathered into a life of making something you could wrap yourself in, climb into, or simply hold in the palm of your hand. My hope is to inspire, through assembled bits of things collected, a simple moment that makes you pause and consider fragile discoveries, and that which you know. And perhaps, one day, run unabashedly after all that you love…
Consenses Interview with Sally Taylor:
Your Name: Heather Cherry
Where you live: Boulder, Co
Where you came from: Iowa
Your Medium: Found and gathered paper
Price: Wholesale (how much would your work be to buy?) $800.
What made you want to participate in this project?
I was drawn to the intuitive aspect of it all.
Without going back to the art I sent you what do you remember about it?
The beautifully raw, and fragile sense of the piece.
What was your first reaction to the art? (thoughts, emotions, memories, tastes, smells etc?)
The sense of circling, retracing, the uncertainty, held by knowing.
If you had to choose one word to sum up the art I sent what would it be?
What emotion did it elicit?
A sense of uncertainty, wrapped in knowing.
What part of your work came to you first?
The idea of a dress.
How do you normally create? How was this experience different?
I usually start with a sense of something, and am led by the materials, source drawn from moments lived. This was an opportunity to draw from another’s moment.
What techniques/tools did you use to help you express you’re interpretation?
Are there certain choices you made which mean something specific to you that the observer might not know?
Extra credit: Did you enjoy this project? More you want to say about your experience?
Yes, so moving to be part of such a layered creative continuum!