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

Fibers, Mixed Media

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

I create figures from cloth.  My goal is to capture emotion in each piece.  The costuming of my figures is simple, and intended to capture a sense of time and place.  I often find inspiration in vintage photographs of women and children of the American South. I hand dye most of my fabrics, often using […]