Heather C. MacRae began her explorations in painting searching to understand the figure as the subject but also the figure’s relationship to the environment. This grew into paintings that sought to identify the entanglements of human life and the concept of environment. The examination of constructed forms and the uninhibited environment has evolved into a practice of identifying the forms and lines that shape the urban/suburban landscape. In an on going series she uses these identified facets of visual information to understand the tension and balance found in the observed local environment. In addition, MacRae’s latest works have explored the figure, our connection to the figure as a structure and the concepts surrounding our relationships to one another.