I am drawn to make art around several themes - the vastness and beauty and emptiness of West Texas, themes of decay and death, and the Wild West mythology that permeates Texas culture to this day. Growing up with an immigrant mother from war torn Germany, I've always had a different perspective on what it is to be American and Texan. I am both amused by and proud of this culture and find that the farther I go from Texas in my travels, the more Texan I feel. Around the themes of decay and death, my art portrays human fragility, decrepit small Texas small towns and death in nature.
Before becoming a full time artist, I worked for decades in aerospace and information technology. I find that making art is training me to let go of the quest for perfection that I've always had, and allowing me to see the beauty in imperfection!
Susan Seaborn, oil on canvas, 24" x 36", 2018
Dead Birds With Toe Tags
Susan Seaborn, Acrylic relief print on paper, 18” x 24", 2017