About Fe Heffernan
New Zealand-born Sculptor Fe Heffernan, work ‘Washed Ashore’, uses recycled items for her sculpture. Her qualifications include Sculpture, Visual Arts, Health and Arts, Resource Management and Project Management.
Heffernan draws on her unique background as a National Conservation Coordinator and twenty years of environmental and community-based work. In particular, her experiences working at the intersections of health, nature and art have developed from her work in Dementia Arts.
She transforms geometry in her creations. The work often materialises in forms that explore movement, composition, space, and reflections. She challenges the boundaries of traditional sculpture with her commitment to sustainable practices and using repurposed and recycled elements.
2023 SWELL ARTWORK – Washed Ashore
Her artwork, ‘Washed Ashore’, intends to raise awareness about marine pollution. The form used is a Jellyfish made of thousands of plastic bottles to make viewers think about our consumer habits and where we put our plastic bottles. Jellyfish had drifted along the ocean currents for millions of years even before dinosaurs lived on Earth and humans commenced creating plastic bottles. The artist wants viewers to reflect on our roles in recycling and waste reduction to protect sea creatures (Jellyfish) and prevent plastic bottle pollution in our oceans and coastlines.