As one of the first women to own a bronze foundry in the United States, Heather Söderberg’s sculptures have earned her regional and world wide attention. Come visit her the next time you are in beautiful Cascade Locks, Oregon.
Along with limited edition artwork available in our gallery we also specialize in custom commissions and portraits.
Sacagawea, Pompi and Seaman
“Heather Söderberg’s “Sacagawea, Pompi and Seaman” commissioned by the Port of Cascade Locks has gained regional and worldwide attention for it’s emotional impact. This piece highlights Heather’s talent as it probes deeply and sensitively into our cultural consciousness to seek those distinctive American elements that together constitute our artistic and cultural heritage. Heather’s open forms evoke a truly symbolic reference to American spiritual growth.”
Moonlight Owl and Athene
Owls have fascinated us for millennium. Many different cultures across various regions of the world have bestowed symbolic meaning upon owls, seeing them as keepers of wisdom, protectors of the dead, and guardians of the underworld.
My first encounter with an owl was ethereal. I was walking at midnight across the large driveway to my studio. I was sculpting a woman’s bust that night and not really sure yet what direction I would go with her. I was just reaching the edge of light cast by a street lamp and I felt the oddest movement and soft caress on the side of my head, and then a ghostly white shape was gliding past and in front of me, seeming to simply float in perfect silence before sweeping up in front of my studio and then into the darkness. A barn owl had flown right past my head, it’s feather tips barely touching my hair without even the softest sound. These words immediately came to mind –
Ethereal beings, swept away
Into the starlight, streaming
Become celestial, in every way
Into the heavens, sweetly dreaming
That night I sculpted that beautiful owl to sit on the woman’s shoulder and have just recently sculpted the owl on it’s own, perched on a smooth and twisting bronze branch. I am deeply inspired to sculpt birds and the graceful barn owl will always hold a special place in my heart.