Creating contemplative spaces is something I’ve done intuitively, without realising until recently. Not surprising really, as I spent a lot of time with both beloved grandmothers – one an architect and the other a devout woman of prayer.
For decades, I’ve drawn and painted in a range of ways, from figuration to abstraction. The common thread is an intrigue with how colour and composition can ‘speak’ about our numinous experiences of human being, rather than incessant doing.
Arrangements of marks, colours and shapes made up humanity’s first language. I’m curious about how these elements of visual language can convey so much – beneath or beyond words – to calm and connect us and touch the heart before the mind tries to ‘figure it out.’ To paraphrase arts writer Bob Nickas, abstract painting can be the antidote to the daily flood of images.
See more here about my work as a contemplative abstract painter. And you can get my booklet as PDF (2015) here free.
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All images below are of paintings and ceramics made and composed during 2020 & 2021 in Suzanne’s Snowy Valley studio, NSW Australia, and Tumut Art Society Five Ways gallery. Images remain the intellectual property of Dr Suzanne Moss. Approved requests for publication will be provided with high resolution images. Background & artist portrait photographs courtesy of Genevieve Swifte PhD. Studio photographs by Suzanne Moss & Donna Longobardi.