Inside the Studio

Visit with Heather Day

We visited the Oakland, CA studio of artist Heather Day. Utilizing stitching and mark-making to create energetic, layered conversations on canvas, Heather boldly experiments with a combination of materials and techniques—from pastel to fiber to poured paint to spray paint—seizing the opportunities that play and risk-taking provide. The resulting works are rich with documentation of how events transpired, revealing her action-oriented art-making process. Explore her works and process in the photos from our visit below.

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“What happens when I slow down my process with a stitch or speed it up with a paint roller? Time affects the depth of the paint and determines whether it translates as a place, object, or portrait.”

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