Morphew Designs, Heather Morphew Nelson

Des Moines, IA 

Artist Statement: 

I have enjoyed creating since I was a child. My father made his living as a self-employed carpenter and I took after his love of creating. Morphew designs was born in 2010 and is a tribute to my father who passed in 2003.

My pallet is a reflection of the color schemes, forms and textures found in nature. Much of my inspiration comes from the beauty of the natural world: The oceans, lakes, forests, mountains, stars, planets, galaxies…the magnitude of this universe. I am always amazed.

I have a passion for creating and strive for originality, quality and craftsmanship.

I specialize in incorporating metals with natural stones and applying various techniques to achieve unique colors, textures and designs. All designs are original and many are one of a kind.