About the Artist
Sutton Crank (b. Longview, TX, 1996) is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Austin, TX. Classically educated and trained as an ER nurse, Sutton has experience in creative direction and ceramics, but now spends most of her time dedicated to acrylic paintings. Sutton creates primarily abstract works from mixed medias. Her work is largely inspired by the Earth and her attempt to capture the synesthetic qualities of a moment in time.
I have a fascination with synesthesia, a perceptual phenomenon: music as a texture, feelings as a color, words as an abrupt line across the page. Some pieces represent an emotion felt, like the pit in your stomach when you’re alone in a strange place. Some are metaphysical representations of the natural Earth, like the flower I picked on a walk. Each piece is a form of meditation for me as I aim to blend mental health and neuroscience with layers of colors and textures.