I make art out of unconventional and conventional things.
If you want to buy something I've made, just ask me.
If you want me to make something out of an unconventional thing you have,
I can do that too.
And if you geek out about artist biographies and statementes,
I got that too.
Just see it below.
An artist of the Americas, Heather Hauptman has been infused with stories and creatures that manifest in her drawings and embroidery since 2016. Currently based in Denver CO, returning home after nine years in Argentina where she began her journey as a self taught artist. In the great vastness of south america, she honed her skills in storytelling via drawing and embroidery on found objects.
Her past life as a nurse prepared her to become an artist, as she witnessed the fragility of life. Her art is the place that vulnerability and enchanted thinking come together. The great prairie of the American west and the vast emptiness of Argentina’s Patagonia whisper to her, calling for her calloused nurses’ hands to bring forth her characters into this world.
I draw using simple lead and color pencils on sketch books of all sorts. I have always been a dreamer, staring into the distance listening for the whispers of what might have been or could be. Sometimes the process of drawing, erasing, drawing and erasing is tedious. I create to bring to life the whispers of characters, and stories that call out to me.
My drawings and stories live another life in my embroidery. I can linger longer with a character from the inside of an embroidery hoop. With vibrant colors of DMC floss that I prefer, I fall in love. I use found fabric from second hand stores for my projects. Reimagining where my story, the history of the textile and I chose come together.