The Heatherfish Brand
From traditional fine art and jewelry, to video projects on YouTube, Heatherfish encompasses a wide range of art, products, and projects all accomplished by one person with a passion for creativity.
Why the Fish Symbol?
The fish symbol was chosen back in 2006 based on Heather's life long love for the ocean. She has always believed that nature's largest color range resides within the ocean. Thus, a fish symbol was an easy choice.
Meet the Founder
"I love using my hands to create. There is something to say about working with tools and raw materials. It is as satisfying as breathing."
I am an eclectic artist and was a graphic designer for over 10 years. While I love to work in the digital realm, I love the outdoors even more. I grew up at the foot of the Ozark Mountain National Forest in Dover, Arkansas and have loved nature for as long as I can remember. My appreciation for the world outside can be seen in a lot of my work. My grampa once said that his favorite past time was "watching the grass grow".
For much of my life, I tried to understand what he meant by that. I would watch him "watch the grass grow" per se. He would sit on the deck he built with a single beer, every day after work, and just be. When I was little, I thought it was so boring. But, much later I realized that he wasn't boring at all. He was incredibly attuned with his state of existence. When one stops to look at the world... actually LOOK at it, it becomes easy to see all the beautiful subtleties we take for granted everyday.
After he passed, I went and I sat on that deck. I started to notice the beautiful color variations of all the trees, and the noises they made when the wind blew. I heard the birds. I noticed the texture of the wood, and the beautiful patterns of lichen growing on the rails. And I thought to myself, "We are just like this. We are a beautiful collection of subtleties and imperfections. All you have to do is really pay attention.". I think I build things the way I do because that is how he taught me to build them... my friendships, my relationships, my work... He was that one constant in my life that I didn't know I had.
My mom is another great inspiration. Always an encourager, a nurturer, and an up-lifter. Pillar of strength, full of creativity, and inspiring. My love of art is from my mother. Thank you Mom, for helping me build giant statues out of trash for my art projects, and for letting me use my puppy’s baby teeth for my clay rhino’s horns without passing judgment.
In a world that sometimes seems distracting and noisy in the pursuit of improvement and perfection, I think it is important to also stop and realize that imperfection is also beautiful. Existence is beautiful. Nature creates a lot of imperfect beautiful things, and I will forever try to capture that magic in everything I create.
More About Heatherfish Products
Elements Made by Nature
I work hard to find beautiful, ethical, natural stones and minerals from the source. I also make trips every year to mine my own crystals.
Each item is made by me with love and attention to detail. I once heard that each piece of art we create contains a small part of our soul.
I use lots of found and recycled elements in my work including electrical and fencing wire, copper piping, etc... Waste not, want not.
I'm not fond of plastic, nor do I like it's impact on our environment. Because of this, I am currently in the process of transitioning over to using only paper shipping products.