We Wear Many Hats

Clara Kept the Dog

“I know where my kids’ shoes are, how much milk is in the fridge, and when the mortgage is due but I can’t remember my own email password. Am I wearing a clean shirt?”

– Most caregivers

This series is about women’s struggle to have it “all” and hold it all together. The teetering balance between the mental load we bear for our loved ones in addition to, and sometimes in opposition to our careers and passions. Sometimes we balance it gracefully and sometimes things get weird.

Heather searches for open source and public domain photos online, preferring portraits of women who are looking directly at the camera. These images are printed onto waterslide decal paper, sprayed with a waterproof layer of clear acrylic then dampened and collaged over abstract painted and collaged backgrounds.

Twenty four works are currently on display at Jimmy’s Barber Garage in Midtown Sacrament through mid-November. Direct purchase inquiries here.

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