Heather Freitas “Drought”
June 5-30, 2018
The Museum Store @ TMA
Heather Freitas is a Phoenix, AZ-based mixed-media eco-art activist who uses recycled materials to produce artworks about issues surrounding waste and human impact on the environment. Using the very materials that pollute drives her message about reuse and recycling to reverse harmful trends. Freitas believes that art can be influential in making a difference in the world, not only documenting, but using creativity to formulate real solutions to critical contemporary issues, and she is just getting started.
The collection on view at TMA is locally specific; Freitas conducted a massive amount of research on Arizona climate change and implemented her findings on local wildlife and landscape impact. She additionally pinpoints issues that directly affect humans, especially year-round locals, such as smog, drought, and rising temperatures.