Liz Surbeck Biddle, Drift, 2017


Artist Statement
As an artist I am fascinated with the push and pull of the forces of nature. Storms, heat, air, planets, and oceans are all so powerful. Some of my work shows these forces by revealing both a density and airiness at the same time. The organizational structure of my work often has a moving or dynamic gesture as though time were passing and moving off the paper. 
I work very directly and intuitively and respond to both the figure and natural forms around me. Oceans, fish, plant life, creatures and aliens occupy my world of imagination. Concern with pollution of the oceans have recently occupied a few of my installation pieces.
I work in several mediums which bring out different aspects of my work. Working on paper and or collage is most spontaneous, but my ceramic work is slower so I like to go back and forth between them. I like this alternating approach which allows for a richer understanding of each. But line and color and form make up the basis of my imagery and prompt my imagination. Danger is sometimes lurking nearby in my work but humor and playfulness presents itself other times, for without it, life could be miserable as I see it.


Past Solo Exhibitions:
Cut And Paste, 2018
Premonitions/Intuitions, 2014

Past Group Exhibitions:
Ephemeral, 2014
Space/Craft, 2017
Who Cares?, 2017
National Members Exhibition, 2016
Wish You Were Here, 2016

Razzle Dazzle, 2016
A.I.R. ReFreshed, 2015
Unframed, 2015
Wet Paint, 2014
If These Walls..., 2014