CrossWiredWildlife

Watercolor Wildlife and Animal Hybrids.

Toledo, Ohio · 4 Sales

CrossWiredWildlife

Watercolor Wildlife and Animal Hybrids.

Toledo, Ohio 4 Sales On Etsy since 2016

Announcement   Welcome to our shop! We are just getting started here on Etsy and would love your feedback. We are a small shop right now but plan to add loads of content! Please contact me if you have any requests for animals, hybrids, or commissions!

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Last updated on Oct 5, 2016

Welcome to our shop! We are just getting started here on Etsy and would love your feedback. We are a small shop right now but plan to add loads of content! Please contact me if you have any requests for animals, hybrids, or commissions!

Katie Heft

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Katie Heft

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I’ve been fascinated with learning about and interacting with the natural world throughout my life. Growing up, my mother shared her love and enthusiasm for wildlife by providing me with a series of information cards containing details on hundreds of animals. These descriptive cards have served as the main source of inspiration in my current body of work.
CrossWiReD (Crossbreed Wildlife Research & Documentation) is the fantasy organization I’ve constructed that discovers, studies, and documents the hybrid creatures in my current series. Engineering these hybrids and imagining this organization fulfills my desire to further investigate the natural world and create something completely original. I particularly enjoy combining animals that have little to no similar qualities. Some of these creatures have no evolutionary advantage and would, in reality, become extinct quite quickly.
I use watercolor in my pieces to give them an ephemeral quality. This medium allows me to create a believable, detailed animal while also depicting the impression of a quick field study. The portability of watercolors lends itself to the idea that these creatures could have been discovered anywhere, at anytime, reinforcing the idea that they truly could exist.

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