• 23 1/2 degrees North

    This triptych will be part of an installation at an upcoming show at Visions West Contemporary in Denver. inspired by the summer equinox and glow of the night sky around the solstice: 23 1/2 degrees North (Midnight), carbonized graphite & encaustic on wood, 12"x56"x4"


    Equinoxes are determined by the earth's axial tilt of 23 1/2 degrees which causes the magnetic north pole to "wobble" in a slow circle around the north pole of the ecliptic True North as the earth spins and revolves around the sun. The position of the equinoxes moves slightly every year against the background of stars located in the band of sky defined on earth by the Tropic of Cancer at 23 1/2 degrees north (of the equator).





  • totem

    this commission is being delivered to friesen gallery in sun valley: "Totem II", 8"x60"x4", carbonized graphite & encaustic on handmade wood panels. i enjoyed working in the rich earth tones.


  • blood moon

    phenomenal experiences like watching the recent Super-moon Total Lunar Eclipse - or Blood Moon - have a profound effect on my work. i do feel the synergistic whole of the "overview effect".

    the Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts, while viewing the earth from orbit, or from the lunar surface, and refers to the experience of seeing the reality of the Earth in space - which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, "hanging in the void", shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere.

    apollo 14 astronaut, edgar mitchell said that the sensation gave him a profound sense of connectedness, with a feeling of bliss and timelessness. he was overwhelmed by the experience and became profoundly aware that each and every atom in the universe was connected in some way, and on seeing earth from space he had an understanding that all the humans, animals and systems were a part of the same thing, a synergistic whole. it was an interconnected euphoria. by ian o'neill

  • sun valley gallery!

    i am thrilled to announce that friesen gallery in sun valley is representing my work in idaho.

    friesen gallery exclusively exhibits contemporary artwork. here's a link to my work at the gallery now: http://friesengallery.com/artists/209/suzanne-truman/


  • 23 1/2 degrees north

    summer solstice is here! here's a new painting reflecting on the color & light this time of year.


  • between the lines

    street view of some of my work in, "between the lines", a showing of new & recent work w/ralph wiegmann at visions west gallery in denver. the center, dark segmented drawing is ralph's. 



  • every other

    here's another gallery shot. from L to R: the 1st and 3rd pieces are mine, the other two are ralph's. the center between my black & "white" diptych glows orange, as do the backs of the line of blocks.


  • another view

    "between the lines", new & recent work w/ralph wiegmann @ visions west gallery - denver.


  • down the line

    my diptych, "expanse (black & white)", carbonized graphite & encaustic on wood, w/ralph's painting. (further down the wall from previous image posted.)



  • denver art walk

    tomorrow, i'm driving to denver to deliver new work to visions west gallery for first friday art walk. i will have 11 pieces showing in the front gallery along w/ralph wigmann's work. stop by the gallery if you're in town: 6-9pm,1715 wazee street, downtown. below: "expanse III (back fade)". 


  • recliner | reclined

    today i'm heading to butte, mt - a.k.a. butte, america - to see "recliner reclined", a show of some of my students' powerful work at the imagine butte resource center, 68 w. park st. map: https://www.here.com/directions/drive/:error/Imagine-Butte-Resource-Center:46.012576,-112.537032?map=46.01258,-112.53703,17,traffic&x=ep

  • spiral jetty

    last week's pilgrimage to robert smithson's spiral jetty on the north shore of great salt lake.


  • cadillac ranch

    cadillac ranch today. amarillo, tx


  • ozymandias

    ozymandias, amarillo, tx. "egyptian" legs conceived by prankster stanley marsh. lightin mcduff, sculptor. 




  • TX show

    this installation shot shows some of ralph wiegmann's and my work at our gallery in TX: the Cerulean Gallery, which was our Dallas gallery, but is now based in amarillo, TX. we had a great time at our opening there!


  • painted desert project

    drove back from an az new year through the navajo nation and got to check out the painted desert project murals. see more at: http://jetsonorama.net/the-painted-desert-project/


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