Qwerty is a piece of wearable art, complete with necklace and earrings. This work created itself in my mind one night while I was trying to sleep. I’d been invited to participate in a Wearable Art Fashion Runway Show with portions of the proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. I’ve never done any kind of wearable art before, other than tie dying! But I knew I had this wonderful antique crocheted chemise that I’ve been wanting to do something with for years. I must have gone to bed thinking of it because I woke in the night with a plan. The attack on the Remingtons would begin in the morning. These type arms came from a portable version, a streamliner. And just so everyone knows who created this piece, my initials are front and center. It’s weird how that worked out. The keypads are from an older Remington and are attached by snaps to allow for washing. The ribbons, reminiscent of typewriter ribbon, are washable, as they are created from bias tape.
To see this in person, and modeled live, plan on being at Wonderland Gallery the end of September. Here’s more info:
Or go to www.wonderlandroanoke.com
For sale, unless my daughter snaps it up first. By Heather Brush.
One Kiss, Frog Prince
I hung my fairy tale series of mixed media and assemblages recently. It feels like a fairy tale to me, being allowed to show my work in another Roanoke gallery. This one is special. 2nd Helpings is a gallery that represents more than 100 artists on a rotating basis. Artists receive a percentage of the sales for their work and all Gallery profits are donated to the Roanoke Rescue Mission to help provide the basics needed: food, shelter and medical attention.
This view shows Pandora’s Box, Cindy’s Slipper, Acts of Kindness and One Kiss, Frog Prince.
This view shows Slow Rider, Rose Red, and Red’s Wolf. Red’s Wolf was photographed to be the cover image of the current issue of Roanoke College’s Roanoke Review, an annual national journal that publishes poetry and short fiction.
2nd Helpings gallery (and cafe) is at 1502 Williamson Road in Roanoke, Va.
Just a few blocks past the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Natural Foods Co-op in Roanoke, VA is one of my favorite places, so it was with great pleasure that I hung my art work there today, August 20 through September 24, 2012. The works I chose to show there are natural in theme; my tree series of assemblages. Since assemblage art is an upcycling of found objects and materials, my work feels right at home here. Stop by and check it out in both areas of the cafe.
Me and my trees
Be sure to take a reusable shopping bag and purchase some organic veggies, vegetarian yummies from the cafe, whole grain breads, local cheeses, free range eggs, and fresh ground peanut butter!
My art is for sale too, no bag necessary. Much thanks to Katherine Devine for the opportunity.
My Tree Series on display
A little theatre in Roanoke, Virginia, has allowed me to present a solo show this summer of my Tree Series. I love and support community theater and Studio Roanoke in particular.
My tree lined artist statement
I approached theater owner Kenley Smith about showing my artwork this Spring upon seeing a wonderful bit of artwork that is used in Studio Roanoke’s marketing. I had completed a piece that is eerily similar.
Another relevant piece shown is one that I completed on 6/29/2012, during a wind storm that did a bit of damage to our region.
Blown by the Winds of Time
During the storm, Studio Roanoke lost a Bradford Pear tree just outside the entrance. I went by to take a photo of the missing tree, and found a heart shaped stump.
For the love of theatre, and art.
There will be happenings at Studio Roanoke over the next month where you can have the opportunity to check out this solo showing of my work, and some awesome events.
Heather Brush’s art
The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road in Rocky Mount, VA, had the opportunity to move into the bigger of two buildings it owns. I took the opportunity to help the owner and our friends move the works of the artists, though I certainly did a lot less work than the others!
My display is just inside one of the entryways! Sweet spot.
Go check it out on Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.