Suzanne Keith Loechl

oil on panel – 12 x 32 inches

The earth beats and hums with zillions of tiny (or not so tiny) systems that are perfectly calibrated to maintain the balance of life. What we actually see is temporary, but the unseen is where the magic lies. Landscapes are like memories — layers upon layers of history are recorded in one person’s psyche or one plot of land. Not just human memories, but those of all the plants and animals with whom we share this planet. Like people, the landscape reinvents itself. It heals when it’s wounded, but sometimes it scars for life. Elements of the whole are nurtured or rubbed away. I draw inspiration from the land around me. My work is an ongoing exploration, which endeavors to portray the natural world and those who live in it (or on it) as strangely beautiful — yet enormously fragile.