Ann Hord-Heatherley, figurative art at Out In Jupiter Farm

Fibers, Mixed Media, Sculpture

I make realistic cloth figures. Most of my fabrics are hand-dyed, but I also may use pieces of old curtains, handkerchiefs or vintage lace. My angora goats provide locks for hair. Much of my inspiration comes from old photographs of the women of Appalachia and the rural South. My goal is to give each figure a "soul" and to capture emotion in cloth.

Textile Doll

Ann Hord-Heatherley

  The goal of my work is to capture emotion, While the pieces are created from my story, I find they often remind people of their own.  A poem that I wrote a few years ago says it best:  The Girls Within You look right through us in the checkout line Old women made invisible […]