Susan Gordon Hillier: Abstract Landscapes

In this video Susan Gordon Hillier discusses her painting process as a whole. The development from the objective, “outer landscape”, to the more conceptual, “inner landscape”, translates in a new medium and process. Susan works in oil paint and wax media with her fingers, scrapers, putty knives, and sticks. Her fingers provide a more immediate and direct expression, much like pastels, a medium she also likes to use. “It allows freedom, risk and an element of playfulness, which I love. I allow accidents to happen and the paint to speak its unique voice.”

Many of the following pieces are from the series “How The Light Gets In”. It was dedicated to Bill “who’s light came through / and shines on others”

Passage from “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s is how the light gets in.