About the Artist
Suzan Lotus Obermeyer
I grew up in both Colorado and California. I received my MFA in 2015 Through the University of Plymouth, UK. I’ve attended artist residencies in Berlin; NYC, Brooklyn, Marfa, TX, and Italy. Most recently in 2020, I spent 10 weeks in a Facilitated Studio Practice at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO., working o Lotus paintings. My medium for this series is mixed media paintings.
I appreciate the ecosystem below the surface; the complex support functions for a lotus to blossom. I have lived intimately with a garden for many years, weeding and tending. Through using one’s discretion and judgment of which plant is a “weed” and which is societally accepted we have the opportunity to question the socially learned boundary between which are good or bad plants.
We may be missing the point of a larger ecosystem of species all seeking life. I’m celebrating the amazing blossoms and life force forms while questioning learned conditioning and perceptions. The garden nourishes my mind and body as I witness nature and explore the human relationship with “her”.