I am a multidisciplinary artist. I was born in Chicago into a large Catholic family where individualism was allowed unfettered. I have a degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. I have worked in finance and have two daughters and a son, 19 and 2 year olds and one month old. I have been creating works of art for my entire adult life. My current work concerns spirituality and the human relationship to nature
Prayer Rugs: Arboreal Photography
Since moving to Boerum Hill, Brooklyn in September 2012, the trees in the area have captivated me. The texture of their bark and elegance of their limbs have driven me to record and share their beauty. Each work is a composite photograph that highlights a moment in viewing these amazing creations. The resulting compositions suggest the central ornamentation, or medallion, of a prayer rug. As this body of work grew, I included trees that I met in travel from California and Texas.
Charles Heppner is a Brooklyn-based artist from Chicago.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY