barbara heller

barbara heller


artist statement

There are several threads that run through my imagery. I am concerned with humanity and its relationship to the environment and to itself. I am concerned with the loss of our sense of who we are and how we fit into our world.

Recently, my images have become more demanding. I am weaving adults out of touch with their environment, each other, and themselves. I am also exploring how we alter reality to fit private visions; whether it is how we remember the past to make it more romantic or how we imagine the future to make it more palatable.

Tapestry is a deceptively enticing medium. By first enticing the viewer with the tactile beauty of the yarns, then with the image itself, and then with the message behind the image, I hope to engender a dialogue, to make the viewer pause for a moment and contemplate the ideas.