- WEIGHT OF BALANCE: NEW TRICKS
A few weeks ago, one of my favorite dogs in the world passed away. He belonged to my Sister and her family. He was a Great Dane, named Gary, one of the finest, gentlest, friendliest dogs in the world. It seems unfair and cruel to me, that large dogs have shorter lives. We all loved Gary, he would always greet us and slobber all over us, and we would just pet him and tell him how much we loved him, and laugh. He had a great life, he was loved unconditionally and he gave it back in spades. I was working on a painting when my sister called me to tell me he had passed away, I was so sad but kept working and this is the culmination of the effort. He was a profound dog and he taught us many things, but the hardest lesson to learn;was to let him go. In this painting I am the old one learning new tricks…thank you Gary.
Weight of Balance: New Tricks
by Cathy Hegman
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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.