Statement

Suzanne HazlettOn a daily basis, we encounter a great volume of verbal, written and visual communication – details and demands, both substantive and irrelevant. When I arrive at my studio, I’m seeking a quietude – a mental stillness.

The layering protocol I undergo to create my paintings is both laborious and blissful. I welcome the solemnity of the process. I intend the resulting pieces to convey a sense of depth and to offer evidence of their evolution.

Following the ritual of adding and subtracting what may be twenty or thirty layers of color and material – my paintings arrive at the eventual visual and tactile end of their journey.

The final interaction of hue and substance adequately articulate all I intend to convey. If there is a narrative or story to be found in my work, I offer that to the viewer to ascribe.