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Susan Swartz Landscape of Resonances

Landscape of Resonances 003
48 x 48

In addition to her Water Study and Untitled series, Susan has been moving toward abstraction with a third painting series wholly distinct from the others. Now totaling six paintings in all, the Landscape of Resonances series takes the natural world and distills it to its essences: light, heat, form, color.

The series title is reminiscent of classical composer, Jeffrey Mumford’s recent composition, Landscape of Interior Resonances, which celebrates the vertical layers of sound within the piano. In a similar manner, Susan explores vertical layers of color in her new painting series.

The large-scale compositions in this series are rich and deeply saturated. They’re also highly textural, with one layer of paint reacting to or even commenting on the one that preceded it. The result is a series in which one painting builds on the next, like a progressive commentary on the natural world.