Sharon Hogg

2011 One Warm Line
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Red
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
48x72 inches

One Warm Line
severs the image and serves to slam
romantic landscape directly into 21st century concerns.


A single warm track of human activity
traces the frailty, audacity, or even the threat
of a persistent human presence in a land
that with equal persistence
remains so wide and savage and untamable.
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Red, Detail
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
48x72 inches

One Warm Line - Cad Red,
Detail Fragile Oil Paint Fenceline


One Warm Line
severs the image and serves to slam
romantic landscape directly into 21st century concerns.
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Red, detail
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
48x72 inches

One Warm Line - Cad Red,
Detail Foreground Burlap and Encaustic

A single warm track of human activity
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Red
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap

A single warm track of human activity
traces the frailty, audacity, or even the threat
of a persistent human presence in a land
that with equal persistence
remains so wide and savage and untamable.
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
One Warm Line - Cad Yellow
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
24x72 inches

One Warm Line
thin,
distinct,
a single warm trace of human activity

At this time of year
frigid brittle asphalt
is a welcome sign.
If you can see the yellow line,
you're probably going to make it
to your distant warm, safe destination.
If not...

Here,
between the flatlands and the mountains
a unique Albertan identity,
possibly even pride.
Its basis,simply our existence in this place.
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Yellow, detail
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
24x72 inches

One Warm Line - Cad Yellow, detail

At this time of year
frigid brittle asphalt
is a welcome sign.
If you can see the yellow line,
you're probably going to make it
to your distant warm, safe destination.
If not...
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Yellow, detail
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
24x72 inches

One Warm Line - Cad Yellow, detail

Here,
between the flatlands and the mountains
a unique Albertan identity,
possibly even pride.
Its basis,simply our existence in this place.
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Red
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
24x72 inches

One Warm Line
thin,
distinct,
a single warm trace of human activity
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Wool Felt on Burlap
One Warm Line - Woolen Red
2011
Wool Felt on Burlap
36x48 inches

One Warm Line
somewhat contradictory version of
cold, harsh and unforgiving
open spaces of January.

That contradictory Canadian sense
that winter is the time of year
to be bundled up and warm;
a wooly muffled feeling
despite the storms that rage,
or worse,
despite the still and crystal clarity
of a truly cold day.
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Wool Felt on Burlap
One Warm Line - Woolen Red, detail
2011
Wool Felt on Burlap
36x48 inches

One Warm Line - Woolen Red,
Detail Needlefelt Foreground

One Warm Line
somewhat contradictory version of
cold, harsh and unforgiving
open spaces of January.

Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Wool Felt on Burlap
One Warm Line - Woolen Red
2011
Wool Felt on Burlap
36x48 inches

Detail - felted edge and embroidered Fenceline

That contradictory Canadian sense
that winter is the time of year
to be bundled up and warm;
a wooly muffled feeling
despite the storms that rage,
or worse,
despite the still and crystal clarity
of a truly cold day.
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Orange, Installed
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
2 panels - 24x28 inch

One Warm Line - Cad Orange, Installed

One Warm Line
is rooted in
the barely-realized, sublime landscapes
of the mid-19th century.

Colour contrast
heightens awareness
of a single element:
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Orange, Installed
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
2 panels - 24x28 inch

These single warm lines of containment,
like some contemporary reenactment
of 17th century enclosures,
jealously guard a place of human presence in
the immense natural commons of the prairie.
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Orange, Detail
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
2 panels - 24x28 inch

rooted in
the barely-realized, sublime landscapes
of the mid-19th century.
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Orange, Detail
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
2 panels - 24x28 inch

One Warm Line - Cad Orange,
Detail - Oil paint transfers foreground and encaustic paint background

These single warm lines of containment,
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Orange, Detail
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
2 panels - 24x28 inch

One Warm Line - Cad Orange,
Detail - Oil paint transfers foreground and encaustic paint background

like some contemporary reenactment
of 17th century enclosures,
Sharon Hogg 2011 One Warm Line Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
Sold DotOne Warm Line - Cad Orange, Detail
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap

One Warm Line - Cad Orange, Detail, Fenclines

jealously guard a place of human presence in
the immense natural commons of the prairie.