Heather Pilchard

Portal To The Landscape

Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Heather Pilchard is a painter, photographer, bookbinder, and teacher. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA with a B.F.A. in 1995. Heather is an avid bookbinder and describes the craft as an addictive art form. She has been teaching bookbinding and other art forms for nine years in the New England area at the SMFA in Boston, MA; the Fletcher Farm School in Ludlow, Vermont; the Elliot School in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and Paper Source in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“I am so honored to be a part of the Landfillart Project. We all need to be doing our part to restore our planet to a healthier place, and I was thrilled to use my skill as an artist for that means. Art is about transformation. How poetic to use junk piling up in landfills as the raw materials for creating something new. Art can be provocative, beautiful, instrumental, and a means to raise consciousness. All the works created for this Project are visions from the artists, but the simple fact of using recycled hubcaps raises the awareness that taking care of our planet can be fun, is accessible, and starts with the small seed of our desire to make a difference.”Heather Pilchard