Based in Austin, TX.
Heike Blakley is a self-taught, emerging artist working with a wide array of mediums such as acrylic, oil, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, pastel, mixed media, pen & ink.
Also specializing in resin art, jewelry making, woodwork, clay sculptures, fabric art and poetry.
Using her creativity as a form of learning and for meditative purposes, she is determined to, “absorb as much “collective knowledge,” as she is able to grasp in one lifetime and effectively communicate understanding through art.”
Heike gains inspiration through spirituality, the conscious/ subconscious mind, studying esoteric natures of the universe, her interactions with others, the environment as well as understanding herself.
Combining surrealism, figure, abstract, textured, fine and visual art, she describes her process as “eclectic art”.
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly”
Before man could speak, they communicated with pictures, gestures and sound.
As time progresses; Technology, politics, race, gender, religion etc. has made authentic communication and feelings of collectiveness have become next to impossible.
With the use of, " Alien like," figures in a majority of my work. I hope to be able to effectively diminish the possibility of misinterpretation and increase the likelihood of getting messages across through my work.
aside from the fact that I have a slight obsession with Aliens; I felt it could be an interesting way to showcase the feelings of alienating others while being Alienated ourselves.
Highly motivated creatively.
My commitment to being a life long learner has provided me the opportunities to gain understanding in various art forms and constructively implement them into my work.
I truly believe, "In a reality where nothing is real, anything is possible. So I want to try everything."