Woven Tears Sculpture

Shelley Heffler

United States

Sculpture, Vinyl on Vinyl

Size: 88 W x 66 H x 3 D in

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As an artist, I am deeply concerned about the impact that human consumption and waste have on our environment. My work centers around the transformation of discarded vinyl advertising banners into works of art that reveal a connection between our consumption habits and the environmental waste we leave behind. Each banner holds its own cultural history and significance, and my goal is to capture and communicate that history through my art. Using meticulous hand-cutting techniques, I fracture the initial image of the banner, disrupting its central intent and repurposing it into something new. The colors and shapes of the banners are sorted and brought together to create weavings, collages, or three-dimensional wall sculptures. The final piece often bears little resemblance to the original banner, having been transformed into a complex abstract shape with a unique color scheme. Through my art, I strive to promote awareness, provoke dialogue, and inspire action. I believe that art has the power to transcend language and cultural barriers, and can communicate complex issues in a way that is both accessible and thought-provoking. My hope is that my art will encourage viewers to reflect on their own consumption habits and consider the impact of their actions on the environment.

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Sculpture:Vinyl on Vinyl

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:88 W x 66 H x 3 D in

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Shelley Heffler was born and raised in the Bronx. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York where she studied interior design, followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. She graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Master’s degree in fine art followed by a teaching credential. Her first career was a designer for Edward Fields, Carpets in New York. She traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia photographing the lives of fascinating people. On returning from her travels, she settled in Los Angeles where she taught ceramics and fine art. She currently has a studio in Inglewood, CA.

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