About the Artist
California based artist Suzan Lotus Obermeyer conceptualizes her engagement with the natural world, exposing exotic abstract layers of her botanical, and equine subjects . Using Western and Eastern iconography to explore themes of universality and encourage cultural unity, her work offers an effective combination of stylistic influences and various methods of painting, printmaking, photography, installation, and collage. Oil litho inks and oil paints are her most frequently employed materials, creating shades that are earthy, and dusky. Obermeyer uses her personal interactions and connections to each subject as a symbolic representation of her philosophical and biological exploration in themes, including the concept of memory and the lessons that can be applied to life through botany.
“Tangled Garden”, an experiment with fabrication, 45″x 60″
“I have made many paintings since the start of isolation, and as I have been painting I have found myself being drawn to seascapes. Now that the world is taking shelter I feel as if under the ocean is the only place on earth that is truly safe. For under the ocean surface there is only peace. All sound is muffled, and the feeling of cool refreshing water washes over you. Fish live on the coral reefs in harmony, and gravity does not weigh you down. This thought of the ocean has brought me peace, and helped relieve my stress. Even now I am making paintings about the ocean.“
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