Honey Bees in the Garden, Cathy Wilkin, 2020, mixed media, 32 x 44 in. / 81.28 x 111.76 cm.

Cathy Wilkin's Emotional and Temporal Artwork

Featured image: Honey Bees in the Garden, Cathy Wilkin, 2020, mixed media, 32 x 44 in. / 81.28 x 111.76 cm.

Cathy Wilkin's art stands out for its intense emotional depth and thought-provoking imagery.

Cathy Wilkin is an artist known for her emotionally charged and symbolic artwork, reflecting on contemporary issues, personal experiences, and the human condition through acrylic and mixed media on wood panels.

Her works serve as a narrative reflecting personal and collective experiences during turbulent times. Through her choice of subjects, colors, and mediums, Wilkin invites viewers into her world, where every element is loaded with meaning and every painting tells a story of struggle, hope, and reflection.

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, Cathy Wilkin, 2020, acrylic on wood panel, 36 x 24 in. / 91.44 x 60.96 cm.

Evolution "Evolution" (2020) is an acrylic painting on wood panel that dives deep into the theme of disconnect during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chaotic arrangement of characters and elements in the painting reflects a dissonance between time, space, and reality. The allegorical imagery, juxtaposing life, spirit, and death, invites interpretation and contemplation. This painting serves as a mirror to the disjointed experiences faced by humanity during times of crisis, urging viewers to reflect on their own perceptions of normalcy and chaos.

Prayers for Color
, Cathy Wilkin, 2020, mixed media, 36 x 48 in. / 91.44 x 121.92 cm.

Prayers for Color "Prayers for Color" (2020) stands as a mixed media representation of hope amid apocalyptic visions. The crumbling architectural elements juxtaposed with figures seeking solace and escape encapsulate the collective yearning for a brighter future in dark times. Wilkin uses color as a symbol of life and hope, a beacon in the shadow of despair. This artwork resonates with the universal desire to find light in the darkness, echoing the artist's call for resilience and optimism.

Those Eyes
, Cathy Wilkin, 2022, acrylic on wood panel, 36 x 24 in. / 91.44 x 60.96 cm.

Those Eyes In "Those Eyes" (2022), Wilkin captures a profound sense of exhaustion and indignation through the portrayals of a masked woman and a young child. The contrasting expressions of suppressed anger and impending eruption communicate a raw, emotional narrative. This painting explores the facade of calmness over underlying turbulence, resonating with feelings of burnout and frustration. The portrayal invites empathy and understanding, encouraging viewers to acknowledge and confront their inner turmoil.

Cathy Wilkin’s artworks are poignant reflections on contemporary challenges, emotions, and human resilience. Her pieces are not just paintings; they are invitations to delve into the depths of human experience, to confront our vulnerabilities, and to cling to the hope that colors our lives. Through her art, Wilkin not only documents her personal journey but also taps into the collective consciousness, reminding us of the power of hope, the weight of emotions, and the unending quest for meaning amidst chaos.

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Everything's Normal
, Cathy Wilkin, 2020, acrylic on wood panel, 36 x 24 in. / 91.44 x 60.96 cm.

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