Art and Culture of Palm Beach review
"Hegina Rodrigues communicates the commonalities of the human experience through her art."
By Mary Murray, Art & Culture of Palm Beach County
Photography: Ashley Meyer
From the Earth, Parts I and II, Hegina Rodrigues
Brazilian-born Hegina Rodrigues communicates the commonalities of the human experience through her art. Culling inspiration from her global travels and a multicultural perspective, Rodrigues, who won the Cultural Council’s Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artist in 2018, explores raw emotions through an abstract-expressionist lens. This approach results in figures-realized in mediums such as mixed media on wood, oil on canvas, and assemblages that are at once hauntingly beautiful and piercingly real.
Rodrigues From the Earth I (found wood and metal) and From the Earth II (found wood) exemplify an artistic signature she’s spent decades cultivating and now shares with students of all ages.