Artist’s Inspiration: Heather Nagel
We invited local artists to respond to the theme Fresh as part of our Wall of Art series, a quarterly juried art show produced in partnership with Guelph Arts Council. The submissions received were incredibly varied, as each artist brought a truly unique perspective to the theme. For this blog series, we asked the artists to share their inspiration and the story that their piece tells.
Heather Nagel is a fibre artist who is inspired by the textures we encounter in nature and our daily lives. Maps, mathematical formulas, script, hand writing and more may seem mundane and unremarkable but Heather is fascinated and intrigued by the patterns embedded within.
She focuses on using up-cycled materials whenever possible and enjoys the versatility of working with fibre. The inspiration for “IDEAS” came from a trip along the west coast from Seattle to Alaska. The rugged terrain, majestic landscapes and industrial ports gave Heather many FRESH new IDEAS for her artwork.