Martha S. Heimbaugh
Color, dimension, line, and texture, these
are the tools that build. I am
inspired by the colors found in sky and landscapeóby the textures found in
bark and shellóby the dimensions seen in rocky terrain.
Working with pigment paints mined from the earth, weaving with yarns spun
from animal and plant sources, and felting with wool sheared from sheep, these
are the things that ground me. Quilting
lines enhance the surface and offer another avenue for creative expression.
Bird and other animal behaviors inspire me and provide me with a metaphor
to the human experience. I see my
world through symbols and express these symbols in my work through the use of
plants, animals, insects, and three-dimensional forms.
Conceptual works speak to my own dilemmas of trying to maintain balance
in a hectic and demanding world.
Emergence © 2011 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Quilted Fabric Painting
Martha sharing her work with other artists at a Leavenworth County Artists Association Meeting
Artist at work in the studio on large marbled fabric panel