Susan Meyer, Art in Public Places

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library (Site A)

475 Moe rd, clifton park, NY 12065


June 29th - August 29th, 2022

 Artist Statement:

After my mother died, I began visiting the seashore as much as possible, to receive its wisdom and to be held by the ocean landscape, which was enormous enough to absorb whatever I brought to it. The ocean has been a steadfast refuge for me in times of suffering and uncertainty and is a metaphor I draw upon as a mindfulness meditation teacher. Spending time seaside assures me that something is intact, rhythmic, and predictable even in the face of great upheaval. These images span the Eastern Seaboard, from Maine to Florida. Most of them were made in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The more I visited the sea, the more I noticed. Certain images stopped me in my tracks, filled me with awe and wonder, and left me befuddled as to why I hadn’t noticed before what suddenly had become so apparent. I believe the images that captivate our attention—that we see when we are ready to see them—are part of a greater story, language, pattern, or blueprint that connects us all. With mindful awareness, we can hold it all, like the ocean holds the waves, and experience ourselves as far greater than any circumstance we encounter. We can dive below the churning surface and connect with the tranquility and spaciousness that serves as a home base from which we can resource our life. Through practice, we can learn to identify with the ocean instead of the waves that come and go, and to see more deeply, with greater perspective.

About the Artist

Saratoga Springs native, Susan Meyer, offers a unique interweaving of photography, writing, mindful awareness, and energy work that supports presence, awakening, and well-being. Her photography is exhibited regularly throughout the region, and recently one of her images of the Hudson River was awarded first place in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor photography contest. Her deep interest in the nature of consciousness, appreciation of the natural world, and lifelong devotion to evolving the Self infuse her art. She is a seeker of angles that serve as exquisite openings to the luminosity that is our essential nature and shares her insights through words and pictures that reveal beauty, connections, and universal patterns and rhythms.

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