Nature's Mirage Series

The paintings in the Nature's Mirage Series are inspired by a view of earth from above.  The geometric patterns are unlike anything else, there is no substitute for an aerial glimpse of rolling fields with rivers embedded, framed by jagged mountains and expansive lakes. These paintings are an interpretation of these moments — the colors, the shadows and the textures seen from so far away.

The Nature’s Mirage Series portrays a natural world that isn’t always what it seems. The richness and beauty of an autumn mountainside or a summer sky are evident in Susan’s works, but so is something else, a geometric flipside lurking beneath the textural undertones. Complex and nuanced, the Series carries Swartz’s hopes for the intelligent stewardship of the natural world.