Alice’s Eleven

Hot:  —Synonyms
1.  heated; fiery, burning, scorching; scalding, boiling; torrid,sultry. 4.  biting, piquant, sharp, spicy. 5.  fervid; fiery, passionate,intense, excitable, impetuous; angry, furious, irate, violent.

1.  cold.

Summers are usually hot but this summer has been HOT, I found the list of synonyms versus the list of antonyms rather apropos.  Unbelievable, even my studio is warm with the central unit whirring like a top and never stopping or cycling off and on.  The river is slowly evaporating and showing a sandy gumline of shore on all sides now.  I am not sure if it grimacing or grinning at me.  I am thinking in this heat it is most probably a grimace.

The Alice series continues to roll around in my head and seems to be very in tune with the world; as nothing as of late makes any sense to me.  The government has been behaving like children that refuse to get along, the economy is playing games with my money and the weather has played dirty tricks on us all year.  And hurricane season has begun!

Farmers are trying to gather what is left of the crops after the tornadoes, floods, and drought this year, all the while the oceans are threatening to send more disastrous bullets to dodge.  The dust is flying here in full force trying to beat the next round of rain.

Work goes on in the studio regardless.  The last post was about a piece for an exhibit in August at Nunnery’s Gallery 119,and this one is about a piece for an exhibit at The Attic Gallery in Vicksburg.   The Attic has been in business for quite a nice while, 40 years to be exact and they are having a show in October to celebrate it.  I was given a number, the painting has to have that number in it but it does not have to be totally about that number.  My number was 11, the only thought that came to mind was the devil’s dozen.  I did not want to pursue that, so I thought it best to stay with in the genre of what I have been working on as of late in the studio, and decided to work it into the Alice series.  I chose to use the numbers 2 and 9 which equal 11, and I hope it was not too presumptuous of me to do so, but it fit my work better and besides I like a bit of mystery or touch of the cryptic to make the viewer think!

Here is the final painting

As always thank you for reading and I hope you find a sliver of inspiration in my work and words.
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About Cathy S. Hegman

Art, much like a road links people together both visually and mentally. One can attain a glimpse inside the artist’s soul by studying the artist’s work, and perhaps find something that links them to the artist and the art. A work of art has the ability to resonate and touch the emotions without regard to age, gender, race, or religion through the application of pigment to canvas or paper. Art can be the voice that cries out without limits, or sometimes whispers the thoughts of the creator. Art speaks silently, yet conjures up feelings and gives satisfaction that is undeniable, and yet intrinsic. It validates our need to learn about ourselves, and gives us freedom to search for our own identities. The road is long and often dusty, but always renewing the spirit with inspiration. It is my hope in this lifetime to give a part of what I have learned through and on my journey with others. The deepest form of us is revealed in our thoughts and my art is the translation of my thoughts to paper and canvas. I paint layers of color and line to create a history of marks that will guide the viewer into my world of thought and engage them in the process. I embed personal symbols throughout my art to give it deeper meaning. I encourage you to think about life in a visual way and to contemplate our connections with each other and the world we share.
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