Cindy Heath is a self-taught fiber and mixed media artist with more than 40 years of experience making traditional and art quilts, fiber art wall hangings, and commissioned works. She has studied design with fiber artists Sue Benner, Jane Dunnewold, and Katie Pasquini Masopust. Using layering, abstraction, surface design, and creative threadwork, movement and color are important elements in her process. Her artwork is exhibited at Long River Gallery in White River Junction, VT, has been included in solo and group exhibitions throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, and is in private collections throughout the country.
As many of us do, I learned to create and sew from my mother, making crazy quilts from worn out clothing scraps and using a blanket for batting. These early experiences led to further creative expression in ceramics, wood, paper, metal, photography, and eventually college classes in studio art. My love of creative problem solving has been the thread connecting my work, play, and spiritual journeys, and fiber construction has been my consistent medium of choice. With several art quilts in progress at the same time, I use a holistic approach to creating multi-layered expressions of geometric patterns, landscapes, and abstractions symbolizing the challenges and joys of life – chaos, resilience, reflection, persistence, beauty. Aristotle was right when he said that “Art Imitates Life”.