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Susan Swartz Water Study 005

Water Study 005
48 x 48

The most recent painting in Susan’s abstract Water Study series, Water Study 005 pushes viewers out of their comfort zone and upends the color story we associate with water: clear blues and milky greens. Instead, Susan gives us the opposite end of the color spectrum—hues that could be interpreted as the last coral traces of a peaceful sunset reflected on the ocean, or as a corrosive, clogged and wholly unnatural waterway.

The Water Study series rethinks the complex relationship that Susan has with the natural world, both its beauty and its cruelty, both its purity and its pollution at the hands of mankind. In her abstract work like Water Study 005, she develops a visual language that expresses her inspiration taken from natural cues and infuses it with spirit and spontaneity.