Satisfy Sigrid Patterson, the even now-lifetime artist telling tales about the everyday via the language of flowers.
Even though inspiration is everywhere, it is probably the indigenous Australian bouquets grown in both equally her and her neighbor’s gardens that is Sigrid’s biggest source. Getting notes from the tradition of even now-everyday living painting, the native flowers depicted in Sigrid’s operates are both equally a literal depiction of an everyday item and agent of broader meanings. Listed here. Sigrid’s will work invite the viewer to replicate upon not only the aesthetic and decorative benefit of the flower but its significance as a image of social narratives and environments.
For Sigrid, the flower interprets to obtaining hope and resilience and the sustainability of our foreseeable future.
“Flowers are utilised throughout cultures to signify key events and milestones in our lives and to relay emotions – births, deaths, relationship, enjoy, celebrations, friendship, sorrow, regret. I lengthen the story telling component of bouquets to represent my social commentary and observations.”
In her work ‘Pride Painting,’ Sigrid depicts a hybrid of Australian bouquets and vegetation – with eucalyptus leaves, flannel flowers, billie buttons and grevillea to rejoice the once-a-year Sydney Mardi Gras. Like varied communities, Sigrid notes that a respect for difference final results in a “beautiful symbiosis” of factors.
Although her initially really like was oil paint, Sigird works by using acrylic for setting up up layers and delivering depth. Dependent in the subtropical environment of the northern NSW hinterland, Sigrid notes that acrylic is most ideal when working with a wet palette. As for the color palette, Sigird’s paintings depict the blue greens and the inky shadows of the Australian bush which she usually juxtaposes with a shiny tin can vase (or my preferred – the spam can).
Returning to The Other Art Fair this December 1-4, Sigrid Patterson will have a new sequence of even now existence painting contemporary off the easel, featuring her recognisable bouquets, indigenous plants and vessels of distinction – all nodding to the bordering Barangaroo reserve.