Page Title - College of Arts - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Casting Room Gallery:
Previous Show

Donna-Marie Patterson | GIVE WAY
August 9 - August 12

I leave no stone unturned (physically and metaphorically) in my quest to symbolically convey personal, historical, cultural or spiritual manifestations with authenticity and relevance. The driving force behind my work resides in conjoining ideas and aesthetics. The lush pristine rainforest environs of the West Coast and Canterbury’s braided rivers are strongly acknowledged in my works, as ‘water is the essence of all ecology’. The powerfulness and fragility of Nature and Mans’ impacts are referenced in seemingly extracted distilled fragments. The works and drawings embody a strong physical presence with carefully considered and often laborious craft, yet the ideas remain paramount.

Like our lives, we try to control and shape our environment, yet it is never truly possible.

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