Hot wax in the studio…..

Gravity of Desent 24 x 24 encaustic Cathy Hegman

Gravity of Desent 24 x 24 encaustic Cathy Hegman

There is something wonderful about marks left on or in a surface, whether intentional or unintentional they take on a responsibility to the painting and often will be the support system of the design.  My oldest son sends me old charts that are out of date and I frequently use them in my work. I usually use them in the first layers of a painting and then I cover them up and later sand or excavate parts of them to give my work a depth that transcends just paint.   I find the  technically exacting markings of the charts and my  inexact mark making seem to work together quite well.  I think this painting represents the way I feel when flying and the plane is about to land and is descending through the clouds…if you look closely you will see you are landing in New York.  ( a little  nod to my friend Karen Friedland aka my Brookly connection )

Take care and stay cool,

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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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3 Responses to Hot wax in the studio…..

  1. I love the texture. It is very beautiful and fascinating.

  2. I LOVE that Cathy! I’m still waiting for you to make that flight in! Maybe I’ll fly to Colony this Spring. The encaustic piece is so rich & multi-layer. It feels like it could be found in an (amazing) excavation.

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