Heather Mattingly she has been composing found object sculptures since 2005, using salvaged wood and junk metal collected from the streets of New Orleans. Heather was working as a professional carpenter when hurricane Katrina devastated the south. Even though times were rough, she was determined to remain in the city and help transform her community. She helped rebuild many homes, and was able to use a lot of the damaged wood to create thousands of unique pieces of art. The fleur de lis emblem symbolizes courage, strength, and endurance, and Heatherís Fleur Debris art is a reminder we can all overcome hardships and create a better life. We also donít have to use new resources to create something of value and beauty, sometimes we just have to look at things with a new set of eyes.
Most of my art is made from materials I rescued from old homes and debris I find in the streets. I use recycled wood and architectural salvage, and junk metal to create one of a kind wall sculptures.