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One of my favourites in my Éveil series! 
Photographs do not capture the modern aesthetics of these works once produced on the high-end substrates I use for the creation of my photographic artwork. They literally transform once they are printed with metallics and mounted to aluminum.

The composition Éveil Forest, subtly depicts the female form collaged with an evergreen forest (photographed on the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington). This artwork speaks to our interconnection with the environment; a reflective introspection of my own relationship with nature.

I love the subjective qualities of this composition, and I would be confident stating that this artwork is sure to inspire curiosity with tasteful elegance celebrating the beauty of nature and femininity. 

My production process consists of printing the composition onto archival metallic paper and dry mounting the print to 0.08 gauge aluminum.  A UV lustre laminate is applied to the face of the artwork, which provides protection from UV exposure, as well as eliminates any glare; rendering a beautiful sheen. 

The reverse of the piece is fitted with a custom aluminum bracket installation system; which simplifies hanging the artwork and creates a gorgeous, floating aesthetic once installed on your wall. 

Éveil Narrative:

In French, Éveil refers to awakening — the transformation of consciousness that ignites a desire for change. 
The Éveil Collection is a photographic series inspired by the artist’s involvement in environmental conservation. The intent is to connect viewers with their own kinship for the natural world. The compositions present a unique allegory—an internal rhythm that embodies our relationship with the beauty found in nature, contrasted with the realization of human consumption and the impact we have on the planet. The human form is isolated by layering contours with images of both elements and urban environments. Pairing masculine and feminine form with industrialism and nature, Éveil brings awareness to a generation where society is becoming ever-more detached from the natural world and consistently more reliant on disposable technology.
One of my favourites in my Éveil series! 
Photographs do not capture the modern aesthetics of these works once produced on the high-end substrates I use for the creation of my photographic artwork. They literally transform once they are printed with metallics and mounted to aluminum.

The composition Éveil Forest, subtly depicts the female form collaged with an evergreen forest (photographed on the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington). This artwork speaks to our interconnection with the environment; a reflective introspection of my own relationship with nature.

I love the subjective qualities of this composition, and I would be confident stating that this artwork is sure to inspire curiosity with tasteful elegance celebrating the beauty of nature and femininity. 

My production process consists of printing the composition onto archival metallic paper and dry mounting the print to 0.08 gauge aluminum.  A UV lustre laminate is applied to the face of the artwork, which provides protection from UV exposure, as well as eliminates any glare; rendering a beautiful sheen. 

The reverse of the piece is fitted with a custom aluminum bracket installation system; which simplifies hanging the artwork and creates a gorgeous, floating aesthetic once installed on your wall. 

Éveil Narrative:

In French, Éveil refers to awakening — the transformation of consciousness that ignites a desire for change. 
The Éveil Collection is a photographic series inspired by the artist’s involvement in environmental conservation. The intent is to connect viewers with their own kinship for the natural world. The compositions present a unique allegory—an internal rhythm that embodies our relationship with the beauty found in nature, contrasted with the realization of human consumption and the impact we have on the planet. The human form is isolated by layering contours with images of both elements and urban environments. Pairing masculine and feminine form with industrialism and nature, Éveil brings awareness to a generation where society is becoming ever-more detached from the natural world and consistently more reliant on disposable technology.
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Éveil Forest - Limited Edition of 2 Photograph

Desiree Patterson

Canada

Photography, Color on Aluminium

Size: 50 W x 33 H x 3 D in

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One of my favourites in my Éveil series! Photographs do not capture the modern aesthetics of these works once produced on the high-end substrates I use for the creation of my photographic artwork. They literally transform once they are printed with metallics and mounted to aluminum. The composition Éveil Forest, subtly depicts the female form collaged with an evergreen forest (photographed on the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington). This artwork speaks to our interconnection with the environment; a reflective introspection of my own relationship with nature. I love the subjective qualities of this composition, and I would be confident stating that this artwork is sure to inspire curiosity with tasteful elegance celebrating the beauty of nature and femininity. My production process consists of printing the composition onto archival metallic paper and dry mounting the print to 0.08 gauge aluminum. A UV lustre laminate is applied to the face of the artwork, which provides protection from UV exposure, as well as eliminates any glare; rendering a beautiful sheen. The reverse of the piece is fitted with a custom aluminum bracket installation system; which simplifies hanging the artwork and creates a gorgeous, floating aesthetic once installed on your wall. Éveil Narrative: In French, Éveil refers to awakening — the transformation of consciousness that ignites a desire for change. The Éveil Collection is a photographic series inspired by the artist’s involvement in environmental conservation. The intent is to connect viewers with their own kinship for the natural world. The compositions present a unique allegory—an internal rhythm that embodies our relationship with the beauty found in nature, contrasted with the realization of human consumption and the impact we have on the planet. The human form is isolated by layering contours with images of both elements and urban environments. Pairing masculine and feminine form with industrialism and nature, Éveil brings awareness to a generation where society is becoming ever-more detached from the natural world and consistently more reliant on disposable technology.

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Photography Print:Color on Aluminium

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:12

Size:50 W x 33 H x 3 D in

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Desirée Patterson is a Canadian photographic artist currently living on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, in Vancouver, BC. Her career began during a journey throughout nearly forty countries across four continents. As she documented her extensive travels, she repeatedly observed exhausted environments and impoverished situations. These experiences impacted Patterson deeply, they served as a catalyst inspiring the themes and direction of her art practice. Patterson’s artistic process consists of digital image capture and meticulous post manipulation of form, shape and orientation, turning disparate layers into unified compositions. From creating industrial landscapes that seamlessly interweave with the human form (Éveil, 2018) and composing mountainous landscapes that embody the idea of melting (Point de Fusion, 2018), to merging endangered glaciers with climate temperature data (Anomaly, 2020) and generating macrocosmic planets that depict the precarious impact of humans on nature (Anthropocene, 2019), her work captivates and challenges viewers. Patterson is both an artist and activist, ever aware of the harsh realities our earth is undergoing. It is within this ongoing state of dire predictions, global disasters, and bleak planetary projections that she seeks out the beauty and grace of the world in which we live in, waking us from a stilted slumber, with ambitions to propel us into collective action. Key thematics in her work include sustainability, environmental issues, social justice and humanity’s dystopic relationship with nature. Patterson has completed public art projects for the City of Richmond, BC Children’s Hospital and Capture Photography Festival among others. Her work is found within multiple public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Singapore, Europe and Hong Kong. In 2018 she trained with former Vice President Al Gore in Los Angeles, in the role of civilian leadership as part of the Climate Reality Project and in 2020, she was a selected mentee in the ICASC Futures/forward program, via SFU in partnership with Judith Marcuse Projects. Through visual art, the organization of public events and by conducting community engaged projects, Patterson feels that she can transcend societal barriers through stimulation of curiosity and imagination; creating unique opportunities to empower individuals and incite change.

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