Marlene Struss

The point is not to be in control but to be in tune. -- Ed Moses

For me painting is absorbing, engaging play.  It is exhilarating exploration of the effects of paint of varying viscosities applied or removed with unusual tools and forces to discover colors, textures, lines, and illusions that all work together to emulate the game of life where the future is unpredictable and the past never completely disappears.  The balance of both masculine and feminine elements, sharpness and softness, curves and angles are present in my work in an attempt to grasp an idealized and cooperative totality. 

Late Afternoon Lagoon

Lost Hills

The Complex

Green Guardian

Milk and Cookies

Rasta Vista

I'm Melting!

Taming the Earth

Nourishing Our Dreams

Lively Group

Five Miles from Fiesta

All Systems Go

Jaws of the Enemy

Curtains

Traveling Web of Water