Photograph of Artist HEATHER REID
HEATHER REID
Dayton, Ohio - United States



Original Artworks (3)

Heather Reid; War, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  Oil on primed printed fabric ...
Heather Reid
Original Oil Painting, 2008
14 x 18 inches (35.6 x 45.7 cm)
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Heather Reid; Teacher, 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Acrylic and charcoal on wood ...
Heather Reid
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Heather Reid; Dust, 2010, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 24 inches.
Heather Reid
Original Acrylic Painting, 2010
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement

I am attracted to sinuous reasoning. Art making gives me space to indulge in my romanticized admiration for thoughts, emotions, sciences and passions. I aspire to represent detailed and layered truths. I start from drawings and ideas derived from historical narratives, current events or personal relations infusing my love for humor, spectacular storytelling and engrossing phenomena. Instead of revealing a narrative though, I relate an overall mood that encompasses the heart of an experience. In turn, my drawings build into detailed paintings and installations that push extremes, displaying dualities without dichotomies. I end up creating very small or extremely large works as I am drawn to the intimacy of both small sacred objects or large reverend spaces. Such high intentions are idealistic. Still, I find that there is something unspeakable in my conceptualization. My work knows more than I do. It has a knowingness that I cannot articulate in any other way. No matter what my intent has ever started out to be I always feel I end up searching for a larger understanding. Money, location, career, education, family, entertainment, health, history, religion, and consumption all define our ways of being. Learning from that but avoiding the white noise that saturates daily experiences, I play with surfaces, employ striking and deep colors, strong lines, atmospheric mark-making and representational imagery. I apply levels of meaning by building up layers and mixing abstract and symbolic elements. I want to create not only a two-dimensional work but also a living environment. ...