Blurred Wonderlanding

Figures for me, are always in motion, sometimes; it is  a transient and almost palpably mental movement, but the motion is always present. I find that I blur the lines on most if not all of my work, there is something comforting to me  in the feeling of making lines that cannot confine the figure totally. It seems to define an emotion in me, that permeates my work and my life.

Black and white of Incognito to check values

Incognito work in progress by Cathy Hegman

I think it comes from the feeling that most of my life is comprised of  the out of focus moments.  I am caught off guard by what I think I know about my place in life; only to find it is quite something else.  Where do I fit into  this life? I constantly find myself seeking to define my  space, the place where there is simply love and acceptance.  My figures  are a type of haiku for various  moments of reality.   I refer to this as the blurring, a time when we almost feel needed and wanted only to find we are simply an afterthought and the deepness that invades with this discovery.

detail of work in progress by CathyHegman

detail of work in progress by Cathy Hegman I find hats and gloves are still something I feel a deep connection with; so my figures are usually either wearing them or referencing them in some way

I am painting the emotion of afterthought, the remembrance, the space between knowing and forgetting.  The time where we are in full motion, a gestural time where details are not needed, we recognize the shapes of the movements as familiar and defining.

Incognito work in progress by Cathy Hegman

Incognito work in progress by Cathy Hegman I like my figures to have a forward motion as if they are coming toward you...I think this is something deep seated in my psyche to have them passive aggressively seeking your attention, or maybe I just think they look good this way.

Perhaps it is my age and the shortening of my time, but I am finding myself checking my work less and less for any decorative value, and more and more for my relationship to each piece of art I create.  I am not finished until I find my connectedness with each painting, the small part of my life that is found somewhere in the paint and canvas recognizable only to me, that I leave behind  marking my place and time here.

Thank you for indulging me with your time!  I hope I give you a nudge to dig deeper in your art, or your love of art, and find a  more personal connection .

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

*All artwork and text included in this blog is copyright protected by Cathy Hegman and should not be reproduced in any form or fashion or used without the written permission of Cathy Hegman. All text and artwork included in this blog are solely the thoughts and original art of the artist, Cathy Hegman, unless otherwise noted, and are meant only to be guidelines and thoughts for others to blog.

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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