Meet up with Sigrid Patterson, the nonetheless-lifetime artist telling stories about the everyday as a result of the language of bouquets. 

Although inspiration is just about everywhere, it is probably the indigenous Australian bouquets grown in the two her and her neighbor’s gardens that is Sigrid&#8217s greatest resource. Taking notes from the tradition of nonetheless-everyday living portray, the native flowers depicted in Sigrid’s functions are the two a literal depiction of an everyday item and agent of broader meanings. Right here. Sigrid&#8217s performs invite the viewer to reflect upon not only the aesthetic and decorative benefit of the flower but its significance as a symbol of social narratives and environments.

For Sigrid, the flower interprets to obtaining hope and resilience and the sustainability of our future. 

Sigrid Patterson in her studio

 

“Flowers are utilized throughout cultures to signify important situations and milestones in our lives and to relay thoughts &#8211 births, deaths, marriage, adore, celebrations, friendship, sorrow, regret. I lengthen the story telling component of bouquets to signify my social commentary and observations.”

Pleasure, Oil on Canvas, Measurement: 50 W x 50 H x 1.5 D cm

 

In her perform ‘Pride Painting,’ Sigrid depicts a hybrid of Australian flowers and plants &#8211 with eucalyptus leaves, flannel flowers, billie buttons and grevillea to celebrate the yearly Sydney Mardi Gras. Like assorted communities, Sigrid notes that a respect for difference benefits in a “beautiful symbiosis” of factors. 

Yes you CAN, Acrylic on Canvas, Measurement: 33 W x 33 H x 4 D cm

 

Although her first like was oil paint, Sigird makes use of acrylic for constructing up layers and offering depth. Primarily based in the subtropical atmosphere of the northern NSW hinterland, Sigrid notes that acrylic is most best when utilizing a moist 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 &#8211 the spam can).

the bots, Acrylic on Canvas, Size: 44 W x 55 H x .1 D cm

 

Returning to The Other Artwork Reasonable this December 1-4, Sigrid Patterson will have a new series of however daily life painting clean off the easel, that includes her recognisable flowers, native plants and vessels of distinction &#8211 all nodding to the surrounding Barangaroo reserve.