Sharon Hogg

Pear Shaped World
Sharon Hogg Pear Shaped World Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
Flowers for the 21st Century - detail top
2015
Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
62x32 inches, Ovoid

Landscape or still life?
A world to hold within my grasp, or a world to immerse myself into?
Sharon Hogg Pear Shaped World Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
Flowers for the 21st Century - detail stitchery
2015
Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
62x32 inches, Ovoid

Can stitchery remain true to stitchery,
with so much corruption of the rules?
Sharon Hogg Pear Shaped World Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
Flowers for the 21st Century - detail foreground
2015
Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
62x32 inches, Ovoid

And by “found” materials,
must I always really mean collected, curated, restricted?
…..sigh, oh dear.

Sharon Hogg Pear Shaped World Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
Flowers for the 21st Century
2015
Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
62x32 inches, Ovoid

A rectangle diminished?
To focus or to fragment?
Aiming at the scale of a full length mirror
(which always seems to cut off my head or my feet);
the ovoid view embraces its subject,
or curtails?

Sharon Hogg Pear Shaped World Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
Flowers for the 21st Century - detail Mount
2015
Exuberant Delight in Found Materials and Critical Stitchery on Java Canvas and Wood Panel
62x32 inches, Ovoid

A circle or oval or rectangle; they forcefully contain.
Does a little bit pear-shaped suggest
that some forces outside of my control,
(like gravity for instance)
are at work?