Edge of Tranquility


The woman is calm as a tornado storm appears in the background. She is in the middle of the forces of nature that are beyond her control. She is calm and assured with her mind connected to the swirling movements of hands. They are her fortitude and protector of her life. They represent her natural ties and confidence of the use of hands to communicate .The tornado from afar represents the threat of oppression and discrimination that she encounters during her lifetime.


Susan Dupor


Edge of Tranquility




Oil on canvas


ID: A young nude woman's back is showing as she is lying on the flat wet rocks on a lake. A surrealistic tornado with hands is coming out of her head while she is facing another tornado in the distance. The landscape consists of shades of purple for the lake and shades of orange for the rocks and sky with a shadow outline of the shore in the distance across the lake.


Susan Dupor, “Edge of Tranquility,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed August 14, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/458.