Meet The Others: Sigrid Patterson


Meet Sigrid Patterson, the still-life artist telling tales in regards to the on a regular basis by way of the language of flowers. 

While inspiration is in every single place, it’s maybe the native Australian flowers grown in each her and her neighbor’s gardens that’s Sigrid’s biggest supply. Taking notes from the custom of still-life portray, the native flowers depicted in Sigrid’s works are each a literal depiction of an on a regular basis object and consultant of broader meanings. Right here. Sigrid’s works invite the viewer to mirror upon not solely the aesthetic and decorative worth of the flower however its significance as a logo of social narratives and environments.

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

Sigrid Patterson in her studio


“Flowers are used throughout cultures to indicate main occasions and milestones in our lives and to relay feelings – births, deaths, marriage, love, celebrations, friendship, sorrow, remorse. I prolong the story telling factor of flowers to signify my social commentary and observations.”

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


In her work ‘Satisfaction Portray,’ Sigrid depicts a hybrid of Australian flowers and vegetation – with eucalyptus leaves, flannel flowers, billie buttons and grevillea to rejoice the annual Sydney Mardi Gras. Like various communities, Sigrid notes {that a} respect for distinction leads to a “lovely symbiosis” of parts. 

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


While her past love was oil paint, Sigird makes use of acrylic for increase layers and offering depth. Primarily based within the subtropical setting of the northern NSW hinterland, Sigrid notes that acrylic is most preferrred when utilizing a moist palette. As for the colour palette, Sigird’s work depict the blue greens and the inky shadows of the Australian bush which she ceaselessly juxtaposes with a shiny tin can vase (or my favourite – the spam can).

the bots, Acrylic on Canvas, Measurement: 44 W x 55 H x 0.1 D cm


Returning to The Different Artwork Truthful this December 1-4, Sigrid Patterson could have a brand new sequence of nonetheless life portray contemporary off the easel, that includes her recognisable flowers, native vegetation and vessels of distinction – all nodding to the encompassing Barangaroo reserve. 




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