Suzette Marie Martin is a figurative painter based in New England.
She uses the narrative potential of body language, allusions to mythology, scientific data and archival research to confront the existential trauma of environmental crises.
Martin’s archetypal figures embody the complex distress of a rapidly changing world. Her layers of gestural marks, translucent washes and hand-written fragments of data, text and graphics document both cause and consequence of ecological decline and climate change.
Martin’s combinations of figurative elements, contemporary science, and traditional concepts about Nature examine how emotional response, data-based evidence and historical beliefs inform humanity’s relationship to Anthropocene realities.