Synkroniciti is excited to welcome artist Catherine Heller, the illustrator and creator of our cover art and of “Flying Pigs,” which is featured in the issue. “Flying Pigs” shows us what it feels like to lose a relationship that formed part of your concept of home. A combination of surrealism and realism, the mundane and the extraordinary, this graphic reflection on loss and PTSD is poignant.
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Catherine Heller is a New York City-based artist and illustrator. She is a graduate of Skidmore College where she earned a degree in Studio Art with Departmental Honors. Catherine has exhibited her work in exhibitions nationally & internationally, including with the Artesse Gallery of Rome, Italy and with Gallery 40 in Poughkeepsie, NY. She currently works as a freelance artist and graphic designer.
“Time is linear, but emotions are not. I am a mixed media, feminist artist whose work emerges from the effect of thought and past trauma on present life. Beings exist in two worlds, one that is grounded in a universal, tactile earth, and another that is ruled uniquely by the individual’s mind. Emotions from the mental realm often infiltrate the physical one without adhering to chronological or universal law. Hauntingly provocative, my work blurs the lines between these two worlds to create a single reality, one that is surreal and weighted in emotion.”