Artist Profile: Heidi Lane

Portrait photo of light-skinned person with pink hair and striped shirt

Pronouns: She/They

Heidi is a neuroqueer bisexual felt artist living in Redmond. They refer to their needle felted wool art as ‘felted whims’ because their art is born out of those sparks of inspiration that take hold and send them into a state of hyperfocused needle felting.

See their work on https://feltedwhims.com

Wisdom

anthropomorphic tree figure made from felt

Felted wool
9″x5″

‘Wisdom’ was inspired by monoecious trees, specifically by the book Wishtree by Katherine Applegate which is written from the perspective of a red oak tree named Red. In Chapter 5, Red states, “Call me she. Call me he. Anything will work.” That stuck with me.

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Coming out (to myself) story

Uncovering my neuroqueer identity – which came later in life – was like a snowball effect that turned into an avalanche of self-discovery. (I’m bisexual…I’m also not exactly cisgender…I’m also autistic…I’m also ADHD…)

Heidi's journey