The process of creating art is how I care for my soul.
I am inspired by the universal and personal stories of women and express that inspiration in my sculptures and paintings. Symbolism is used in all of my sculptures and paintings.
Often, what is seen in one form of my art finds its way into the other forms of my art.
I began painting birds that were inspired by decorative calligraphy. Those birds have found their way onto Terra Cotta pots, into my sculptures such as “Transmogrify”, on to my functional porcelain pottery, and incorporated into fairy garden pieces - including Secret Gardens in hollow books.
The birds in all of my artwork are representative of the human soul. Look for the birds - either literal or abstract, and tiny to over-sized.
Painting with my sister 1976
Heather McAnerney is an artist living with her husband in their midcentury modern Vollendorf home in Harrisonville, MO. Her formal art training began in childhood with Saturday morning art lessons at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, initializing Heather’s love of Chinese art. Chinese influences are seen in some of her works today and the Nelson is still her “happy place.”
Heather’s work with clay began with master clay artist Rebecca Koop of Backdoor Pottery (KCMO). Heather’s artwork has been shown in various venues, including multiple times at the Slap-N-Tickle gallery in the KC Arts District.
My husband checking the Raku kiln