Sharon Hogg

2014 Beneath the Long Grass
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Encaustic Ricepaper on Cherry Panel
After The Deluge: Still Standing - Detail
2015
Bitumen, Encaustic Ricepaper on Cherry Panel
23x32 inches

Iron stained, homey, homely

From The ReSourced Series
In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Encaustic Ricepaper on Cherry Panel
After The Deluge: Still Standing - Detail
2015
Bitumen, Encaustic Ricepaper on Cherry Panel
23x32 inches

Well lived-in, well used

From The ReSourced Series
In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Encaustic Ricepaper on Cherry Panel
After The Deluge: Still Standing - Detail
2015
Bitumen, Encaustic Ricepaper on Cherry Panel
23x32 inches

Fragile and organic?
That would be those it protects.

From The ReSourced Series
In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
ReSourced: Ripples - Detail
2015
Bitumen and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
13x12 inches

After the Initial impulse,
All we can do is watch

From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
ReSourced: Ripples - Detail
2015
Bitumen and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
13x12 inches

As the waves of consequence expand and disperse

From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen on Waxed Canvas
ReSourced: Unlocked
2013
Bitumen on Waxed Canvas
36x45x2 inches

I was thinking of an energy
Massive but contained
Energy unlocked
Like a tricky puzzle
Wrangled
Not fully tamed but not completely unleashed
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
ReSourced: HereFordHerd - Detail
2015
Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
60x40 inches

There is a force that keeps them together
There is a force that makes them move.
The driven and the drivers
Harvesting that what they need.


From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
ReSourced: HereFordHerd - Detail
2015
Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
60x40 inches

There is a force that keeps them together
There is a force that makes them move.
The driven and the drivers
Harvesting that what they need.


From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
ReSourced: HereFordHerd - Detail
2015
Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
60x40 inches

There is a force that keeps them together
There is a force that makes them move.
The driven and the drivers
Harvesting that what they need.


From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
ReSourced: HereFordHerd - Detail
2015
Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
60x40 inches

There is a force that keeps them together
There is a force that makes them move.
The driven and the drivers
Harvesting that what they need.


From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
ReSourced: HereFordHerd - Detail
2015
Bitumen, Encaustic, Raw Canvas and Kitchen String on Mahogany Panel
60x40 inches

There is a force that keeps them together
There is a force that makes them move.
The driven and the drivers
Harvesting that what they need.


From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Canvas, Kitchen String and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
Resourced: Cultivated - detail
2015
Bitumen, Canvas, Kitchen String and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
12x12 inches

A storm approaches,

From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Canvas, Kitchen String and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
Resourced: Cultivated - detail
2015
Bitumen, Canvas, Kitchen String and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
12x12 inches

Foreboding shadows lengthen, stretching that line

From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Bitumen, Canvas, Kitchen String and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
Resourced: Cultivated
2015
Bitumen, Canvas, Kitchen String and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
12x12 inches

A storm approaches,
Foreboding shadows lengthen, stretching that line
The one between needed precipitation and destruction
However, the alternative is dust.

From the ReSourced Series - In the ReSourced Series, I was thinking of an energy, massive but contained. An energy unlocked, like a tricky puzzle. Wrangled, not fully tamed but not completely unleashed.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
ExKathedra: Impression Sunrise - Detail
2015
Oil and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
12x12 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
ExKathedra: Impression Sunrise
2015
Oil and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
12x12 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
ExKathedra: Impression Sunrise - Detail
2015
Oil and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
12x12 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
ExKathedra: Impression Sunrise
2015
Oil and Encaustic on Reclaimed Garage Floorboard
12x12 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Avalanche! - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Natural Inclusions on Birch Panel
17x38 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
ExKathedra: Invitation - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
14x44 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
ExKathedra: Invitation - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
14x44 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
ExKathedra: Invitation - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
14x44 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
ExKathedra: Invitation - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
14x44 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
ExKathedra: Invitation - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
14x44 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
ExKathedra: Invitation - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
14x44 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
ExKathedra: Invitation - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
14x44 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
ExKathedra: Invitation - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
14x44 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
ExKathedra: Invitation - Detail
2015
Oil, Encaustic and Raw Canvas on Mahogany Panel
14x44 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Encaustic on Panel
Westwind: Winter Is Coming - Detail
2015
Encaustic on Panel
30x40 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Encaustic on Panel
Westwind: Winter Is Coming - Detail
2015
Encaustic on Panel
30x40 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Encaustic on Panel
Westwind: Winter Is Coming - Detail
2015
Encaustic on Panel
30x40 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Encaustic on Panel
Westwind: Winter Is Coming - Detail
2015
Encaustic on Panel
30x40 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Encaustic on Panel
Westwind: Winter Is Coming - Detail
2015
Encaustic on Panel
30x40 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Encaustic on Panel
Westwind: Winter Is Coming - Detail
2015
Encaustic on Panel
30x40 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Encaustic on Panel
Westwind: Winter Is Coming - Detail
2015
Encaustic on Panel
30x40 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Encaustic on Panel
Westwind: Winter Is Coming - Detail
2015
Encaustic on Panel
30x40 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Encaustic on Panel
Westwind: Winter Is Coming - Detail
2015
Encaustic on Panel
30x40 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Encaustic on Oak Panel
Westwind: Westwind
2013
Oil and Encaustic on Oak Panel
18x26x2

Yup, its pretty much blown away.

The Island/Westwind pairing
speaks of a prevailing wind;
and not necessarily meaning
an air movement
in a specific direction.

This landscape speaks,
not of a place but a time;
of global uncertainty,
questioning previously unshakeable ground
that we once thought we stood upon,
when we stood upon the earth.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Watercolour and Ink Wash on Paper with Okumi  Mahogany
Accumulated Landscape: This Huge Small World That I Survey
2012
Watercolour and Ink Wash on Paper with Okumi Mahogany
48x65x1 inches

Remember that day, the one down at the river?
The sky was everywhere sunshine,
the landscape was immensely wide open,
and the river was Huge.
The afternoon went on forever,
and yet took no time at all.

The vivid colours of childhood
meet vague but ever-present
Calgary colours of Buckskin and Blue.
Scale conforms to the priority of memory
rather than the geometry of Euclid.

Clearly remembered experience
meets vaguely remembered fact.
Solitary and completely engrossing
this small huge world that I survey
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
One Warm Line: Highway
2012
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
24x72x2 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 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
One Warm Line: FenceLines
2012
Oil and Encaustic on Linen, Canvas and Burlap
48x60x2 inches

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

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass
Texo Vitae: Marco - detail
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic and Tapestry on Cherry Panel
Fairly Odd Landscapes: Beneath the Long Grass
2014
Oil, Encaustic and Tapestry on Cherry Panel
48x60x2 inches

Beneath the Long Grass
The mass and the meaning of the land
in a material laden artifact.
Accumulated interwoven layers
secured to the cherry panel with
encaustic medium and oil paint.

A mindset of a realist in
a world filled with energies,
both physical and contemplative.

Where human and natural forces meet
there shall be challenge and synergy
all planted firmly together
in the enduring prairie landscape,
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Encaustic on Found Lumber
ExKathedra: Impression Sunrise
2012
Oil and Encaustic on Found Lumber
12x11x2 inches

Impression Sunrise - how little alteration of a 2x12 piece of lumber does it take for me to read it? A pinch of cerulean pigment in beeswax and one white line. How quickly it impresses landscape into my consciousness
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass

Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Burlap, encaustic, lumber stamp exposure on found lumber
ExKathedra: Treewrap
2012
Oil, Burlap, encaustic, lumber stamp exposure on found lumber
12x11x2 inches

Burlap in encaustic, oil paint, lumber stamp exposure, painted encaustic texture on found lumber

12x11inches

From art school artist statement.....
I hide things in plain sight. -
My goal, if anything is to create a scenario
where something does seem to have been made
with a specific purpose;
something that seems like it is all spelled out.

But somewhere within the work I attempt to place
a softly spoken something-else,
a murmured voice from the back of the room,
to raise the suspicion that there may be
an intent here that is not immediately identifiable.

An unexpected depth;
an unexpected connection;
that is something I can say that I am excited about.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Ink on Venetian Plaster and Found Lumber
ExKathedra: Venetian Plaster, Between the Writing and The Wall
2013
Oil and Ink on Venetian Plaster and Found Lumber
12x13x2 inches

the writing is somewhere
within the writing
on the wall
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil and Encaustic on Plaster and Board
ExKathedra: Moored
2012
Oil and Encaustic on Plaster and Board
11x11x2 inches

Moored
Organic oil
binding, seeping,
anchoring itself
through the crisp granular structure
of the wall plaster.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Beneath the Long Grass Oil, Encaustic on Burlap/Linen/Canvas
ExKathedra: Midnight
2013
Oil, Encaustic on Burlap/Linen/Canvas
72x30x2 inches

Contemplating energy and environment

Layers, transparencies, and a depth of materials.
Encaustic waxes combine with transparent oil paints.
An underlying support of canvas, burlap, and linen interwoven through the work.
Gradually layers move on and off the surface,

In search of a connection between
the way that I sense, and
the way that I come to understand
the natural energies at play in our environments.

Abstracted use of material in layers.
Active grounds interwoven between
surface and substrate.
Centered on a suggestion of landscape or environment

A codependent interchange of energy
between material layers and surface imagery.