Whether reaching the heights of ecstasy, or the depths of brutality, the foundation of my work is built upon honesty. My ego remains locked away during this process, as should the ego of all Artists who voluntarily commit themselves to their work, knowing that truth and the ego are indeed adversaries.
Strongly influenced by the works of Homer, Hemingway, Tolkien, Twain, Emerson, Alice Walker, and Whitman, C.J. Heigelmann fluently expresses his work through a unique style in the classic form of innocence and eloquence, balanced by raw truth and grit without pretension.
His creative passion and impetus derive from his belief that, “Amor Vincit Omnia,” or more simply put, “Love conquers all”.