Susan Pasquarelli


“These non-figurative works might remind viewers of the intricate designs of Paul Klee or the seemingly whimsical constellations of Joan Miró. But her process is altogether different. When working in gouache, she begins by saturating the surface in black ink. She then adds the surface forms: the Navajo crosses, the multi-colored calligraphy and other forms. She then establishes the background tones with a single color (rendered in marks over the black surface), then, working from the borders of the paper inward, adding other tones that create the subtle gradations of color.”

Janis Tomlinson, Director, Exhibitions and Cultural Programs
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC