About Heidi Plant

Artist Statement

I am a multi disciplinary artist, creating dreamlike narratives that flow through life and work. I enjoy telling modern folk stories about feminine relationships and roles. The figures are on a mission, often lost or searching in natural surroundings and the unseen power and strength that guides them. There is a tension that balances the figures between carefree play and escape from societal traps and internalised pressures. They are playful and hopeful and a little bit uneasy. There is an implied presence, a feeling of something you can’t see. They are a mix of familiar memories and childhood visions, a call back to simpler times perhaps but also a place where uncomfortable feelings are remembered. They are looking for the safety of home.

I love to explore colour and think about the texture of the paint to create smooth, flat glossy surfaces and physical, thick iced cake surfaces. Works can use bold expressions of paint whilst allowing for fragile moments to exist.

photography by Kate Dunwell.