Heather Anne, previously marketed as " SHA Scholz", has developed her sculpturing talent for the last 20 years while residing in Utah and working with multiple varieties of organic gemstone material which she has personally sourced from the American West mountains. She was originally born in Texas, and raised in several East Coast states, including Delaware, Conneticut, and Georgia. As a young woman, she traveled the world (Spain, Germany, Brazil, China, Korea, Switzerland, France) in the international gemstone trade and earned her professional gemologist degree from GIA in 2012. Her open mind, through these travels and cultural experiences, brought many perspectives into her creative mind. She has worked in multiple sculpture mediums , bronze, wood, metal , however her favorite is the gemstone material she has selected personally. Her parents introduced her to some of her favorite artists, Picasso, Bernini, Dali, Degas, and Rodin, during trips to the museum in NYC & Philadelphia and Montreal, and they also encouraged her world of semi -professional ballet dancing . She has been taught techniques by other Artists, including Penny, Smith, Varner, Bronson, & Scott. She has displayed in Loveland, CO, Sedona, AZ, Santa Fe, NM, Springville, UT, and has the eye of collectors from many collectors from around the world, St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe, and internationally. She feels she only has scratched the surface of a life long passion, and many works of art , yet to come.
Most of the stones Heather Anne, uses have been recognized as rare gemstone lapidary and semi precious jewelry grade materials. She is also a professional Graduate Gemologist, GIA, and direct stone supplier. The "Picasso" Marble is especially unique, because of the abstract "paintings" by Mother Earth within the Stone.
She also works with Turquoise, Variscite, Zebra Marble, and other truly American Gemstones. She also loves other mediums, such as bronze, wood, and metal, and is always experimenting.
Heather Anne has individually selected the raw organic stone herself, directly from the Earth. She describes the process as the "Stone being born " from their creator Mother Earth and Father Sky. She never works with a square block of stone. She has to witness the individuality of the piece and the natural distinct patterns in the stone before she even begins working on a piece. The mountains have to inspire her soul.
She is a woman and a sculptor like no other, sometimes called a renaissance woman, she is a Renewable Energy Leader, Park City Realtor, Gemologist, World Traveler, Business Woman, and Dancer. All of her experiences inspire her works.
Each sculpture is a hand signed 100% One-of-a-Kind original work of fine art, delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity. The combination of the talent and the unique medium this artist uses guarantees there is no other replication of each piece. The artist can be scheduled at special request for delivery and setup in your gallery or private estate. Custom sculpture bases can be crafted by the artist to fit your individual design.
Heather Anne, after the loss of her father (world famous researcher, scientist , and professor) almost a decade ago, she turned to art to heal her heart. She started with making his gravestone out of Zebra Jasper/ and bronze( and carried it in her suitcase and installed it at the cemetery). She then began the sculpture which would be a tribute to her father's life work, the study of Motion, (" Scholz Motion Study") and how to recover people with Physical Therapy treatments, through neurological research. This was dedicated to the University of Delaware Star Campus , where her father taught PT students for over 30 years. For through this process, it led her to understand bronze and lost wax process, and she immersed herself in learning by doing. She was able to work doing the work of the metal chase and learning how to TIG weld, and the lost wax process, and sculpture with some of the greatest professional craftspeople and sculptors in the industry.
She has learned the power of art to heal and communicate. One of her favorite quotes is " Art is Therapy and Therapy is Art"
Title: "Beauty Within"
Media: Picasso Marble - Utah Gemstone
Sculptor: Heather Anne
Dimensions & Weight: 23"X 18"X 11" 80lbs.
Photo Credit: Colson