My father was the curator of the St. Paul Science Museum. I grew up going on anthropological digs for several months out of each summer. As we dug down, the earth slowly surrendered its ancient treasures of bones and utilitarian objects. I became compelled to explore form in a way that revealed the energy that gives it life. I believe this was the reason I became a sculptor!
     
I majored in art at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, but it was not until years after I graduated that I came to the realization that I wanted to spend my life sculpting. I made the decision to dedicate my time to the mastery of this art form. I sought out a local sculptor named Nick Legeros, who was running a foundry and quite successful commercially. I told him I would work for him for free for two years if he would teach me all he knew. He accepted my offer and I embarked on my apprenticeship. As my career as a sculptor developed, I began to share my knowledge and experience with my students. 

Most of my recent sculptures have been created on a commission basis. I strive to capture the beauty, grace and emotion that defines the essence of all living beings. I work with my clients to define the emotion they want communicated through their piece and bring that forth.  My work has become about uplifting the spirit.



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Heidi’s Biography