Hilda Wagner

"No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids ares supposed by some to dream..." Shirley Jackson

Moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles, my work has changed.  

In the Bay Area I wandered through the fog and was inspired by the beauty and timelessness.

In Los Angeles, as I hike over a hill, for some reason I expect to find a body dumped in the ravine. While the area is beautiful, the hint of danger and decay has permeated my work.  

All my life I have had dreams or visions, waking or asleep. The images linger and haunt me. I paint them because I must. It has never been a choice.

Hilda Wagner
Los Angeles, CA

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