Talisman

More Works By Heather Allen Hietala Ceramic and Steel 2022 36 × 72 × 4 in 91.44 × 182.88 × 10.16 cm $11,000

About Talisman

Hand built from clay, inscribed and glazed, these elegant vessels by Heather Allen Hietala create a stunning wall sculpture. Each of the five ceramic canoe-shaped vessels contain intriguing, symbolic details—metaphors for life’s journey. The ‘paddle-like’ pieces line up between them, artfully created from steel.

“My imagination never stops wondering about the human predicament. What does taking one path mean, if another is left barren? How do we express ourselves when we feel caught between worlds, both familiar and unfamiliar? What compels us to grow, to leap? Mixed media artwork helps me explore and express these questions from a variety of angles.” Heather Allen Hietala

Her work has been shown in Canada, the US, France and Singapore, and is held in collections worldwide. She has also taught and lectured in the US, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Nepal.