“Oxbow Triptych, Approach over Mt. Tom” Left Panel, 1990, by Susan Wadsworth
Artist: Susan Wadsworth
Medium: Pastel and Pencil on Arches Paper
Size: 24.5″ x 34.5″
Price: Originally $650; now $325
Description: Part of the CMWCA – Under the Bed Show.
“For this Under the Bed show, I have chosen one work from each of three triptychs of aerial views from the 1990s. The Oxbow Triptych was also inspired by a flight over that Oxbow in central Massachusetts. We would also drive by frequently on route 91, and I am still fascinated with how different the views are from the ground and from the air. I was also thinking of the nineteenth-century American artist Thomas Cole and his Oxbow work at the time which included Mt. Tom, which is also seen in the lower part of my work. In all these works, I am fascinated by the play of shapes, often of water vs. land.” — Susan Wadsworth