Hello, my name is Heather,
It's been some years to say my name and feel good about it
Many lives I've lived and had to rid (in just this lifetime) and I've realized
My name is most important...
It can be the name associated with the ones who are forgotten
And it can be the name I go to when I have forgotten about myself
My work allows me to feel something other than me
But also allows me to see something that is Me in everything
When I feel uncomfortable don't want to feel a certain way
Or if I'm not feeling at all
The subject(s) of my work offer me courage
Strength empathy humility and freedom
They assure me...
When I'm behind the camera
No one is aware of the pain in my mind and if anything
The pain gives way to understanding
For that amount of time I feel certain.
B I O
Growing up Lakota (with Gypsy roots)...
Under the politically active and watchful eye of her adoptive Grandmother
Heather collected and redeemed many qualities
After her grandmother's death She found herself catapulted into emancipation at the age of 14
This would also be the year she dove deeper into film photography
In 2003 Heather moved to Los Angeles which became her home for the next decade
In LA she embraced photography music film and writing
While also working along-side others for commercials music videos indie films and photo shoots
Towards the end of 2012, she found herself isolated and severely depleted.
Upon her return from Cuba, her passion for life diminished into a life barely alive...
"I found myself isolating, not knowing where to go or who I was or becoming.
How does anyone know what to do when they see someone's face change?
I was so afraid. I stopped everything."
In 2014 after multiple moves suicide attempts and hospitalizations
Heather found herself in the California Desert
She learned here the most valuable piece of currency is her name and she realized,
your name is as valuable as hers
In the present the subject of all her work is herself ...
"Some say I came to my senses by way of insanity"
She has a blog for her writing The Recovering Life
She is solidifying a script and has written the first in a series of books for its prequel
She's working on a series using American Flags She has 2 music projects NEGRO CAT
She doesn't consider herself a singer but a POETIC THUG
She records sounds makes short films records herself and others
She calls these Noisy Letters
A statement from the Artist...
It's not easy to open myself up and be vulnerable, but it's harder not to.
Sometimes I feel everything I live with is a curse,
but in these moments where I am no longer,
I feel right. I feel sure. I feel confident. I feel. I feel.
PHIL STERN 2012
R&R GALLERY 2011/12
2014 ANALOGUE PORTRAIT PROJECT WINNER
2018 NY PHOTO CURATOR HM
2018 LA PHOTO CURATOR FIRST PLACE
GENLUX MAGAZINE 4.14
HAMBURGER EYES #32 3.18
NY PHOTO CURATOR 4.18
LA PHOTO CURATOR 6.18
FULL BLEDE ISSUE SIX 10.18
Heather currently resides in the California Desert