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Angelita Surmon

Autumn Labyrinth, 2016, 36" x 48", acrylic on canvas
Autumn Labyrinth
2016, 36" x 48"
acrylic on canvas

I like to dance on the line between representation and abstraction, and the natural world is my best teacher. Walking in the natural world, observing seasonal changes expands my relationship with a place, as well as my vocabulary of color, line, light and form.

I enjoy close scrutiny of nature's random calligraphy in tangled nests of branches and thickets; the inner workings and structure of the landscape. Instead of finding calm by the ocean or in the desert, I feel most at home when encircled by tangled undergrowth, and the flickering light of tall trees. It provides the opportunity to meditate on branches and grasses making beautiful line work, and I discover unexpected relationships of color and light.

Angelita Surmon