Sharon Hogg

2014 Texo Vitae
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
HIgh noon - Texo Vitae, Detail
2014
Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
40x48 inches

HighNoon,
is a collage of material and process,
rather than a collage of imagery.

Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of nylon netting, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax-soaked Linen on Dyed and Inked Okumi Mahogany Panel
HIgh noon - Texo Vitae, Detail
2014
Tapestry of nylon netting, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax-soaked Linen on Dyed and Inked Okumi Mahogany Panel
40x48 inches

Detail - Collage of process

Each material, each process intended to add to the chorus with a strong clear voice.

tenuous tapestry of nylon netting,
oil Paint soaked through raw linen
encaustic soaked through oil paint and linen,
binding all to the mahogany panel beneath
pigmented Encaustic layered on the surface
encaustic medium, a semi transparent texture
impasto oil paint on the surface.
incomplete linen foundation
dyed and inked Okumi mahogany panel supporting all.


Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of nylon netting, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax-soaked Linen on Dyed and Inked Okumi Mahogany Panel
HIgh noon - Texo Vitae, Detail
2014
Tapestry of nylon netting, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax-soaked Linen on Dyed and Inked Okumi Mahogany Panel
40x48 inches

Detail - Reflection

Strands of red painted canvas canoe
and unleashed warp-strings float free.
All unravel in imperfect reflection.

Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of Wool and Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Canvas on Dyed, Inked and Carved Mahogany Panel
Verity - Texô Vitae, Detail
2014
Tapestry of Wool and Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Canvas on Dyed, Inked and Carved Mahogany Panel
40x72inches

Detail - Mahogany panel, breaking through woven canvas
A close-up examination of the solid ground that I may think I stand upon.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of Wool and Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Canvas on Dyed, Inked and Carved Mahogany Panel
Verity - Texô Vitae, Detail
2014
Tapestry of Wool and Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Canvas on Dyed, Inked and Carved Mahogany Panel
40x72inches

Detail - Tapestry provides the final backdrop
- beyond the humans, beyond the solid mahogany panel,
lies the deeply woven richness of the forest
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of Wool and Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Canvas on Dyed, Inked and Carved Mahogany Panel
Verity - Texô Vitae, Detail
2014
Tapestry of Wool and Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Canvas on Dyed, Inked and Carved Mahogany Panel
40x72inches

Detail - Oil on paper sketched figures -
stuck like sticky-notes onto their environment
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of Wool and Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Canvas on Dyed, Inked and Carved Mahogany Panel
Verity - Texô Vitae
2014
Tapestry of Wool and Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Canvas on Dyed, Inked and Carved Mahogany Panel
40x72inches

Verity,
humans float upon an oil-on-paper sketch
set apart from the world
of wood and tapestry and woven canvas
that they inhabit

Human mediation:
does it provide
an open invitation into the
solid, opulent, woven world
that can be sensed?
Or does it guard and gate-keep
A barrier between the world is sensed
and the world that is understood?
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
Marco - Texo Vitae, Detail
2014
Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
28x49 inches

Detail - Tapestry, Encaustic and Oil Paint

Cotton twine,
sisal twine,
manila rope,
hemp rope,
and undyed wool;
these make up the underlying structural tapestry of the land.

They lend form and definition beyond the capability of flat colour.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
Marco - Texo Vitae, Detail
2014
Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
28x49 inches

Grandly textured hoizon

Detail - Raking light from below
The textural tapestry allows the light from the centre horizon.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
Marco - Texo Vitae, Detail
2014
Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
28x49 inches

Stuck here, she looks to there.

Detail - flat figure
Even though I think she feels like a glued-on bit of paper,
In truth, the figure is painted directly on the raw birch panel.
She is the flattest, most embedded part of this work.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
Marco - Texo Vitae
2014
Oilpaint, Graphite, Encaustic and Cotton/Wool Tapestry on Birch Panel
28x49 inches

Marco?...

Just beyond the horizon, just beyond her grasp.
In graphite and gold; the warp threads of the tapestry
reach across the gap
between her here
and her there.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of Wool and Cotton Kitchen String, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Reinforcing Steel on Dyed Oak Panel
Gravitas - Texo Vitae, Detail
2014
Tapestry of Wool and Cotton Kitchen String, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Reinforcing Steel on Dyed Oak Panel
40x48 inches

Detail - Bound by beeswax...

Encaustic paints bind
the warp threads,
the woolen gathering of humans
and even the human-made reinforcing steel bars
to the panel.

...and encaustic paints depict the strangely separate animal figure
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Burlap on Dyed Cherry Panel,
Donna - Texô Vitae, Detail
2014
Tapestry of Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Burlap on Dyed Cherry Panel,
40x48 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Burlap on Dyed Cherry Panel,
Donna - Texô Vitae, Detail
2014
Tapestry of Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Burlap on Dyed Cherry Panel,
40x48 inches
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Burlap on Dyed Cherry Panel,
Donna - Texô Vitae, Detail
2014
Tapestry of Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Burlap on Dyed Cherry Panel,
40x48 inches

Donna,

mother and child
afloat but most definitely not adrift
in a vessel

mother and child
composed in a secure but open-ended
triangular structure.

A solid historical construction,
a time-tested way of being


At once tightly coherent but open ended;
At once static but moving with formidable force through the world.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae Tapestry of Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Burlap on Dyed Cherry Panel,
Donna - Texô Vitae
2014
Tapestry of Found Fibres, Oil Paint, Encaustic, Wax Soaked Burlap on Dyed Cherry Panel,
40x48 inches

Donna,

mother and child
afloat but most definitely not adrift
in a vessel

mother and child
composed in a secure but open-ended
triangular structure.

A solid historical construction,
a time-tested way of being


At once tightly coherent but open ended;
At once static but moving with formidable force through the world.
Sharon Hogg 2014 Texo Vitae
Texo Vitae (Partially Completed) ,Installed in Gallery 371