Size: 15.75"W x 13.75"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
The reason I chose the title for this piece was the T.S. Eliot Poem The Hollowmen. I have long been fascinated with fabric textures and uninhabited suits. I created this piece in November of 2014, as I was observing the one year anniversary of leaving my office job to make art and paint murals full time.
My inspiration in creating this piece was the enigmatic presence of the executives at my various office jobs (data (mostly administrative assistant). Sometimes they seemed so professional and and so guarded, I had trouble believing they had a personal lives, although once in a while I was relieved to see a glimpse of their kindness and humanity.
I have a lot of empty suit sketches waiting to be painted. Some are gruesome, others are simple and straightforward figures isolated in landscapes, such as this one.
Although my styles are varied, there is a consistent theme in my artistic endeavors: to express emotional concepts and experiences through distortion and abstraction of figures and landscapes.
I just recently took down a new collection of art from a local gallery. it is entitled "The Hollowmen and the fine art of detraction". My previous collection "The Farm" explored on of the most important places from my childhood. The Hollowmen collection explores one of the most dominant parts of my young adult life, for better or worse: offices. Several pieces from the show already sold, but you can view them on my website: heatherthecreator.com. I have a BA in Fine Art, live in Colorado, and enjoy making creative paintings that explore my fascination with the imperfection and beauty of fading memories, and the use of landscape and figure to represent both the great and the mundane experiences in my life. I hope you like my art..