Hillary Hogue
Places- Real and Imagined
Hillary Hogue
Christina Foard
Tory WrightWorks from Bertrum 2010-2012Paintings 2008-09thesis paintings 2008thesis photos 2008Drawings 2008Images from Kent Gallery Show October 2009
Originally this series of works was about redefining feminine identity that dwells inside humanity.
Over time these images have evolved into a personal mythology. This mythology has expanded into identities that started as half-developed, injured, or dormant parts of the psyche and have evolved into heroes, guides, deities, shadows and various “archetypal” entities that fill an invented world called Bertrum. They protect and define a non-physical beauty present throughout all the stages of life and transition. I see my mythical world filled with amazing creatures that are best narrated by a multilevel process and eventually a fuller expanded story.
This invented world to drives itself and has formed an independent life separate from the artist. It continually explodes into new directions by recreating itself and reinventing itself, expanding and dissolving as it reaches the edge of the artist’s identity and the untold.