Scheherazade: I wonder what inspired Suzanne Jackson to paint this picture of wind and water?
Artist, Suzanne Jackson: My name is Suzanne Jackson. These paintings are really about imagination and nature. While I was painting it, I was thinking about those elements that I grew up with in Fairbanks, Alaska where nature's all around: wind and water, animals and fish.
On the side with the sun, we have birds in the center, and leaves with a blooming plant.
And then on the other side, there is a female looking figure. One of her arms is a long stem with a rose at the end. The other arm goes into a big splash of red-orange color that then swoops down low into a big orange fish.
Maisie: Why did this artist make this painting so drippy?
Suzanne Jackson: It's just another kind of experiment of mine, just to splash color on and allow the color to do what it does because it moves on the surface. And also, sometimes I start to dance, and that movement is seen in the work.
Kanon: Why are there multiple faces in the picture?
Suzanne Jackson: As a way of representing spirits. I'm more interested in the spirit of these figures and animals. I do not see that human beings, animals are separate from nature. We should not separate ourselves from nature. We're all a part of it. Each year, I feel as if I am still learning something new I keep questioning and asking why. Maybe that's also what those heads represent.