In Swanson’s second solo show with Eleanor Harwood Gallery he continues to investigate manipulations of terrain and architecture. His work moves further into abstraction as he allows the pools and puddles of paint and dried cracked surfaces to create the movement and texture. After allowing his intuition and the freedom of gravity to take effect, he is controlling the paint, sanding it down, masking out areas of spillage to create atmospheres and implied landscapes. Swanson uses a variety of painting techniques: pouring, masking, overlaying, thinning and thickening the paint and then sanding. The quality of the surface is refined and exposed under layers that have been revealed through sanding, resulting in an atmospheric surface with both physical texture and illusionary depth.