Fulfill Sigrid Patterson, the however-existence artist telling stories about the every day as a result of the language of bouquets.
While inspiration is everywhere you go, it is perhaps the indigenous Australian flowers grown in each her and her neighbor’s gardens that is Sigrid’s greatest supply. Having notes from the custom of nonetheless-lifestyle portray, the indigenous bouquets depicted in Sigrid’s operates are both of those a literal depiction of an day-to-day object and consultant of broader meanings. Here. Sigrid’s will work invite the viewer to mirror on not only the aesthetic and decorative value of the flower but its importance as a image of social narratives and environments.
For Sigrid, the flower translates to acquiring hope and resilience and the sustainability of our long run.
“Flowers are used across cultures to signify significant activities and milestones in our lives and to relay feelings – births, deaths, relationship, enjoy, celebrations, friendship, sorrow, regret. I extend the story telling aspect of bouquets to characterize my social commentary and observations.”
In her work ‘Pride Painting,’ Sigrid depicts a hybrid of Australian flowers and plants – with eucalyptus leaves, flannel bouquets, billie buttons and grevillea to celebrate the once-a-year Sydney Mardi Gras. Like diverse communities, Sigrid notes that a respect for distinction success in a “beautiful symbiosis” of aspects.
Even though her first appreciate was oil paint, Sigird employs acrylic for making up levels and delivering depth. Based mostly in the subtropical atmosphere of the northern NSW hinterland, Sigrid notes that acrylic is most perfect when applying a wet palette. As for the colour 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 favourite – the spam can).
Returning to The Other Artwork Reasonable this December 1-4, Sigrid Patterson will have a new series of nevertheless existence painting contemporary off the easel, showcasing her recognisable flowers, native plants and vessels of difference – all nodding to the encompassing Barangaroo reserve.