Sharon Hogg

2015 Ex Kathedra
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Encaustic and Oil Paint on Burlap, Linen and Woven Canvas
Sold DotExKathedra - Midnight Windscape
2013
Encaustic and Oil Paint on Burlap, Linen and Woven Canvas
72x30 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
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Oil and Encaustic on Found Lumber
Dancers - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Found Lumber
12x11inches

Natural space is a systemized organic arrangement.
Inhabited space is a rational human construct.
They evolve in parallel
Spaces are altered by humanity
humanity adapts to spaces where humans exist.
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Oilpaint and Ink on Plaster of Paris and Found Lumber
Sold DotParis Wave Detail
2014
Oilpaint and Ink on Plaster of Paris and Found Lumber
12x13 inches

One fluid medium invades another.
An unstoppable force
and an unmovable support.
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Oilpaint and Ink on Plaster of Paris and Found Lumber
Sold DotParis Wave - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2011
Oilpaint and Ink on Plaster of Paris and Found Lumber
12x13 inches

Paris Wave

One fluid medium invades another.
An unstoppable force
and an unmovable support.
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Oilpaint and Ink on Plaster of Paris and Found Lumber
Sold DotParis Wave - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2014
Oilpaint and Ink on Plaster of Paris and Found Lumber
12x13 inches

Paris Wave

One fluid medium invades another.
An unstoppable force
and an unmovable support.
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Acrylic on Plaster of Paris and Found Lumber
Sold DotBurn - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2011
Acrylic on Plaster of Paris and Found Lumber
12x12inches

Burn

The thinly laid acrylic image
takes the substantial background support
and runs with it like wildfire
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Oilpaint and kitchen string on Found Lumber
Sold DotRipple - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2013
Oilpaint and kitchen string on Found Lumber
12x13 inches

Focus, focus, focus
ripples of concentrated energy converge
or maybe they diverge
from this singular point
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Oilpaint, Cnavas and Burlaspon Found Lumber
Sold DotConstruction Block - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2011
Oilpaint, Cnavas and Burlaspon Found Lumber
12x12 inches

the way that burlap and constructed canvas shapes
interact with wax oil paint and wood.
structure on structure on structure
mighty solid in its integrated form
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Oil on Found Lumber Board
Sold DotWitness - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2011
Oil on Found Lumber Board
12x11 inches

Sinking in. Staining. Indelible.
Witnessed by the moon.
No, its just a knot in the wood.
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Oil and Encaustic on Found Lumber
Sold DotFirst Impression Sunrise - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2011
Oil and Encaustic on Found Lumber
12x11 inches

Impression Sunrise - how little alteration of a 2x12 piece of lumber does it take for us to read it? A pinch of cerulean pigment in beeswax and one white line. How quickly it impresses landscape into our consciousness.
And here is another impression on reclaimed lumber....
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Used Motor Oil on Board
Sold DotFloorboard - ready to be a sketch for Ex Kathedra
2011
Used Motor Oil on Board
12x12 inches

Used Motor Oil
and Garage Dust
on Floorboard
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Acrylic on Plaster of Paris on Found Lumber
Sold DotTwizzler - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2011
Acrylic on Plaster of Paris on Found Lumber
11x12 inches

It is like Richard Dawkins story of the mud puddle.
In The Blind Watchmaker,
he imagines a sentient mud puddle.
It is making the case for intelligent design
over evolution by stating that
"only an intelligent designer could create
a dent in the ground that so perfectly fits
the shape of its muddy water.
This environment, this dent in the clay,
could have only have been designed
with mud puddles in mind."

Hmmm. Maybe it is the other way around.
Maybe it is the mud puddle that is
conforming to the dent that happened to be
in the ground,
in the place
that the water
fell to earth.

Are humans master of their environment?
Or over the generations,
are they continually being evolved,
for good or ill,
by the environments they fall into?

All this from Plaster of Paris,
with a thin layed of acrylic paint,
scratched through.
I think the mud puddle musings
are simply a result of the fact
that the muddy plaster fell through
two bolt holes in the underlying support
of found lumber.
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Acrylic and Joint Compound
Chunky Wave - sketch for Ex Kathedra
2011
Acrylic and Joint Compound
11x12 inches

Acrylic Paint. Stop.
Plastic Joint Compound. Stop.
Colour Action Gloss. Stop.
Pick out the woodknots with white. Stop.
Witness and Reflected Echo of Witness. Stop.
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Oil and Encaustic on Found Lumber
Sold DotLumber Moon
2013
Oil and Encaustic on Found Lumber
12x12 inches
Sharon Hogg 2015 Ex Kathedra Encaustic and and Hemp Oil Paint on Burlap, Linen and Woven Canvas
Sold DotEx Kathedra Scape - Iteration 1
2011
Encaustic and and Hemp Oil Paint on Burlap, Linen and Woven Canvas
30x72 inches

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.

This is a picture after 3 months of buildup....then the deconstruction started.

would you like to see its final state?