Meet up with Sigrid Patterson, the nonetheless-existence artist telling tales about the every day by means of the language of bouquets.
Whilst inspiration is everywhere, it is probably the native Australian flowers developed in equally her and her neighbor’s gardens that is Sigrid’s biggest supply. Taking notes from the custom of however-everyday living portray, the indigenous flowers depicted in Sigrid’s is effective are the two a literal depiction of an day-to-day object and agent of broader meanings. Right here. Sigrid’s is effective invite the viewer to replicate on not only the aesthetic and ornamental value of the flower but its significance as a symbol of social narratives and environments.
For Sigrid, the flower translates to acquiring hope and resilience and the sustainability of our long run.
“Flowers are utilised across cultures to signify important activities and milestones in our lives and to relay feelings – births, fatalities, marriage, really like, celebrations, friendship, sorrow, regret. I extend the tale telling element of bouquets to represent my social commentary and observations.”
In her do the job ‘Pride Portray,’ Sigrid depicts a hybrid of Australian flowers and vegetation – with eucalyptus leaves, flannel flowers, billie buttons and grevillea to celebrate the once-a-year Sydney Mardi Gras. Like various communities, Sigrid notes that a regard for change final results in a “beautiful symbiosis” of things.
While her very first like was oil paint, Sigird employs acrylic for developing up layers and furnishing depth. Dependent in the subtropical atmosphere of the northern NSW hinterland, Sigrid notes that acrylic is most excellent when employing a damp palette. As for the color palette, Sigird’s paintings depict the blue greens and the inky shadows of the Australian bush which she routinely juxtaposes with a shiny tin can vase (or my favourite – the spam can).
Returning to The Other Art Fair this December 1-4, Sigrid Patterson will have a new sequence of still life portray refreshing off the easel, showcasing her recognisable bouquets, indigenous vegetation and vessels of difference – all nodding to the encompassing Barangaroo reserve.