"Large-Scale Paintings of Flowers and Crystals, Abstract Wood and Textile Wall and Free Standing Sculptures"
Born 1979, Moab, UT As an artist, Chloe looks for the unseen patterns and hidden narratives that reveal the magnificence in all things. Robert Henri said, "Paint the spirit of the bird rather than its feathers." There is a still point in every moment and to capture this essential luminescence is to acknowledge the ancient wisdom in all things. She makes use of archetypes from the cultural and mystical history that connects all humans and all life forms. Joseph Campbell said that artists are the shamans of our time. She believes that we have the ability as well as the obligation to find and share truth and offer direction to the greater community. It is with this inspiration that she delves into the riches of the collective unconscious and the imagery and symbolism of her dreams to draw out something bigger than herself to share with the world. Hedden uses the language of light and believes it is the luminous self made manifest in this world. In her sculptures, the elegant folds or layered facets are carefully built up and add intricacy to the structure while the bright monochromatic colors add impact. This creates a dynamic artwork where light circulates on the surface and shadows are projected on the surrounding wall. Conceptually, she is interested in the history of women in art, specifically the way in which textiles were often the only means of creative expression available. She then plays with the edge between gorgeous object and piece of trash by using upcycled and often garish raw materials in an effort to remind the viewer of our insane and unsustainable culture. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002, Chloe's paintings and sculptures can be found in numerous public and private collections.