Archive for May, 2009

May 29, 2009


Cereal :: the torso made in image of my selves.

octobunny + cereal

sittin pretty with octobunny on her shoulder, before devouration.

hello cereal

Sometimes i catch my selves staring.

May 23, 2009


Won’t you please?

I’ll be on street corners, parcs, sidewalks of this great city with my little orange suitcase open to the world.  I’ll be readin Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’, looking up periodically to see if you’re paying attention.

Until then, wet your whistle in etsyland

Or tell me what you think of Kalashnikov pillows.

Or what you want embroidered on film negatives.

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May 23, 2009


be an ilhu scout!

learn + share skills, participate in ilhu activities, earn badges!

badge a radge

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May 23, 2009


Be a part of the International ILHU Flag project!

As it began in early 2008 as ‘pieces of resistance, flags for a vengeance’, i, a heather utah, posted hand printed and assembled raw flags in spaces inbetween – places of transit, empty lots, fences, posts, medians, and any place that seemed forgotten and unloved.

13 --- pullman

I went on and beyond the classroom and kept posting flags in and around Montreal. I even sent some by mail to international friends to spread a love virus around the world.

14 --- pullman

[photo by RETEMA, in iceland]

the designs are constantly changing, as does my love of my selves and your selves.

if you are interested in being a part of this project, let me know! packages of 5 flags, attachments, and guidelines are currently $20.00CAN+s&h
contact me for more details. i look forward to collaborating with you.

May 23, 2009



aka the unnamed pet, the creature, covered in wax.
details here
‘everything was beautiful and nothing hurt’ though we were in excruciating pain.

look like

april 13th – 19th i particpated in a traveling show with my artx class @ concordia.
here, i took my designated 2’x4′ piece of plywood, painted it, placed handmade imaginary sea creatures on it, and immortalised them in paraffin wax.
a quick 11 hour lesson in endurance sculptural performance must have secreted an insane amount of endorphins into my brain – i was high as kite, breaking out of my soft shell, hiding behind this strange creature, having conversations with complete strangers.
i learned how to interact with my object as the persona i took on. 2 cotton straps and 4 swivel wheels made it come alive with love as i learned the new rules of sidewalk etiquette.
all we ever wanted was everything, we wanted it to never end. but it did, and now the cart has been recuperated and now sits under this very computer i am typing on, as a desk.
we wake up early, unknowingly changing our circadian rhythms for the better and reforeignize a familiar city. i have walked the lachine canal every spring since i moved here in 2003, but it was never like..this.
the last day of the show i was very tired. i love the performance but my legs were giving out and my hands were swollen with blisters. the objects on my cart were slowly falling off as the rough road surface loosened the cotton from the wood. but i went anyway to parc lafontaine. and there, at the bottom of a dry pond, were ten thousand tiny snail shells, 1 franc, a crab claw, and most importantly, the intact radius + ulna of a pigeon.
for those who do not know me, allow me to highlite this importance.

triple radius triple ulna

one must go out in order to make discoveries.

Combined Youth

the concept behind combined youth has arisen from the statement / eternal mantra of STAY GOLD.
here, i have discovered, recovered, and rediscovered artifacts from my youths and re worked them, re stitched them, creating a series of collaborations with my former selves.

sunny bunny

through drawing and textile art, mainly, i am observing the remnants of a past and giving them value in my practice. i don’t have the heart to throw these funny papers away, but also, living in a small apartment in montreal, i certainly don’t have the space to keep all of these things. i have found them to be a constant source of inspiration to do that 7 year old proud, and have them participate much more often .

jigsaw notebook v - dear heather

be they in sketchbooks, memory books, clothes, or decor, i have these pasts around me. pasts of colour and sense remembrance. the more we remember, the more we forget or romanticise. the lines of pasts and presents are blurred now, as i can combine my youth of last week with my today heather….would that be valid?

May 23, 2009



it is the defining factor of hs-u’s ‘zines’.  they are 6 pages long, they contain prose.  some, like the up coming DOOMSDAY serieswill also feature drawings / sketches.  all are hand sewn here in my studio bedroom in thee grand old montreal.

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May 23, 2009


funny / not funny
broke.  but must remain fashionable.
wield needles with bravado and break out HELLO DOLLY and make / alter old clothes for spring 09!

april inspirations

ambient neofolk goth music
boxing and baseball
knit from the top down tunics

march break dress :: one baby blanket = one dress

the dress

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