Landscape of Resonances

The Landscape of Resonances Series comprises thirteen bold and unique paintings. Unlike many of Susan Swartz's other paintings, these pieces are closely tied to themes related to music. As in an orchestral masterpiece, various melodic and harmonic lines come together, layering over one another, commenting on one another, so do the Landscape of Resonances paintings build slowly to an intricate and beautiful whole. 

While the Series is named in part for the similarities between the layered paintings and the texture found in orchestral music, there is an undeniable tie between these pieces and Susan's relationship with nature. With these paintings, the viewer sees that many layers come together in a harmonious way, much in the same way we observe harmony in nature. At first glance, it seems improbable that so many strokes of color could come together so seamlessly to form a comprehensible whole. But we see this in the world around us — each distinct system sustains the next.