Susan has been painting prolifically and earnestly, compelled by some unseen urge to create. Even as her work has evolved over the past few years from expressionism into something more modern and abstract, she usually structures her paintings with form and color.
Not so with one of her most recent series. Contemplation constitutes a collection of works that allow Susan to find respite from the riotous colors and intentional forms of her other collections.
The series marks a significant shift in style—taken as a whole, they may represent Susan’s most abstract work to-date. Take Contemplation 3, which is nearly ambient in its absence of defining form or color. Or the Contemplation 10, which is more tone than driving melody.
Light, shadow, tone, texture. The Contemplation series is the manifestation of Susan giving pause, reflecting back on her radical and transformative recent past.