On a Course Heather Allen Hietala
- Mixed Media
- 32 × 18 × 5 inches
81.28 × 45.72 × 12.7 cm
A canoe shaped ceramic vessel glazed in light brown and pierced by a darning needle is perched on a floating shelf below a mixed media work on paper. The image repeats the canoe shape in sepia and sienna as leaves or petals coming from a vase shape. Metaphor and symbol in this mixed media work offers a narrative of journey and change. Allen Hietala's work has been shown in numerous venues in the US, France and Singapore, and is held in diverse collections. She has taught and lectured in the US, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Nepal.