Ginny Hogan

Ginny Hogan

www.ginnyhogan.com
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(505) 984-8941

1613 Salvador Place
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
United States
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My studio is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1988 I attended Colorado State University and learned the art of paper making. Paper is formed from the cellulose fibers of plants. The cotton pulp prepared in a beater called a Hollander, is poured onto a screen and pressed with a sponge to form sheets. When dry, I wrinkle, rip and coat the sheets with acrylic paint to create an aged effect. A video can be viewed on my website www.ginnyhogan.com. You can also download a workshop application.

Initially my images were inspired by pictographs and petroglyphs made by native peoples all over the world. It is believed these were used for shamanic rituals, healing, hunting, fertility and protection. I traveled extensively photographing these images and feel a powerful connection to the peoples who made them. These works are southwest in nature including horses, bison and desert landscapes reflecting the vibrant red, orange and turquoise hues so prevalent here.

Recently I started collaging strips and bits of the handmade paper onto canvas to create a scintillating texture reflecting light much like water reflects the sun. Living in the desert where it is extremely dry, I take every opportunity to travel to water and have photographed seascapes. It was only a matter of time before these images worked their way into my art expressing my passion for water, boats and inner dreamscapes done in grays, blues and greens common to the northwest coast where I retreat regularly.