When I become fascinated by a topic I strive to produce a whole series of pieces to explore the theme. Working in a series allows me to let one idea bounce off another. The sort of topics I choose from Biology are quite big ideas and so no one attempt to grasp at an idea could ever be enough. As the paintings and my ideas mature I often revisit earlier pieces and learn from them, or rework them in the light of discoveries made as the series has grown. The whole process is organic and an evolution. But a series never quite ends, and the door is always open to return.
My method of mark making swings between working with simple repetitive marks and adjusting the underlying colour field. Marks themselves are not representative, being mostly circular, linear or interlocking. They are my ciphers for the crowded structures and processes we live by, and they allow me to explore the tensions and harmonies, cooperations and confrontations, I am thinking about in the real world of life and living.
I hope the resulting work offers the viewer a pause in their own busy life, and also maybe a little pleasure.
Click HERE to read a Narrative about my recent work by Suzanne Ingrao, published In Art Market News in May 2017