Heidi Anderson Owl Protector
Heidis work is constantly evolving and draws upon many influences; from fine art to folk art and the everyday handmade. Her figurative works in sculpture are modern day folk art. There is no single definition of what folk art is, but the definition that resonates with Heidi the most is as defined by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico: Folk art is “of, by, and for the people; all people, inclusive of class, status, culture, community, ethnicity, gender, and religion.”
She deeply identify with this definition, and believe that it speaks to the totems/Protector people that she makes. But beyond being artful pieces, Heidi sees her Protector people as spirit beings; as altars and/or totems that serve as an emblem of the importance of nature and our relationship to it, and the sense of connection and appreciation that I derive from being in nature. I see them uniting the animal and the spiritual, as well as the earthly with the mystical.
The Ceramic Totems are one-of-a-kind and vary (pictured are for reference). Each Protector has it's own unique qualities and personality. To help with specifics please call or email. We are happy to send pics of current stock.
Made with color clay and underglazed
Handmade on the Vashon Island
Large Owl measures 8” in height
Small Owl measures approx. 6.5"