Artist: Desirée Patterson
Point de Fusion i
38 x 54 inches
Ltd Ed: 01/12
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Kodak Endura metallic paper dry mounted to 16 gauge aluminum with 2 mm UV acrylic facemount
Desirée Patterson is a Canadian photographic artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her art practice is dedicated to creating compositional artwork that highlights the fundamental, humanistic connection to the natural world, in attempts to foster awareness for the importance of environmental preservation.
Patterson’s artistic process consists of digital image capture and meticulous post-manipulation of form, shape, and orientation, turning disparate layers of imagery into unified compositions laced with conceptual narratives. Ultimately, these compositions strive to present an insightful allegory of our relationship with nature, contrasted with the realization of human consumption and the impact we have on the planet.
Her unique aesthetic approach has gained recognition with local curators, journalists, and art collectors. Patterson’s work is exhibited in both commercial and public galleries with private collections held locally as well as internationally in Singapore, London, New York, Hong Kong, and Toronto.
POINT DE FUSION – Artist Statement
With the intention of generating an awareness of the earth’s changing climate, the Point de Fusion series depicts natural landscapes that appear to be melting into abstraction. With a high aesthetic value, the series aims to connect viewers by evoking a sense of awe and wonder, with a prophetic underlying current. As the earth’s climate system is rapidly changing, global warming is accelerating at an alarming rate, requiring consumers to rethink choices in an economy dependent on the use of fossil fuels. The intention of this body of work is to incite a need for change, enhancing awareness of an issue that affects us all. The title, Point de Fusion, references the melting point of an object at atmospheric pressure; the moment when its physical state changes and it becomes a liquid. As the landscape begins to thaw, the idea of motion is implied in an image that was once still. The artist’s hand is seen in the digital manipulation of the photograph, with vertical lines descending towards the bottom of the frame; a gravitational pull of the viewer’s eye towards an “unknown”.