Suzi Davidoff is an avid naturalist and hiker. It is no surprise that her love of nature is a part of her art practice. In her recent 2017 installation, Simplified World, at the University of Texas El Paso’s Rubin Center for the Visual Arts in El Paso, Davidoff created large charcoal drawings of plants and animals drawn directly onto maps and globes. She invites us to experience the merging of the conceptual vision of our earth with her own direct, observant images. We sense in these map drawings her awe of the life forms and the thrill of the beauty of life on this planet. Continuing in this theme, Davidoff began a suite of etchings at Flatbed Press this spring titled the “Rio Grande Suite.” This suite of four etchings was created with soft ground and aquatint methods featuring images of flowering plants that are endangered in New Mexico. Her objective was to print the plants over the terrain in which they are found, combining her visual experience of the plants with the scientifically imaged land in which they now exist.