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My involvement with environmental preservation inspired the creation of these works and the intent is to connect viewers with our innate kinship to 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 it has on the planet.
The figurative form is isolated by layering contours with images of urban and industrialized environments. These compositions strive to inspire awareness to a generation where society is becoming ever more detached from the natural world and consistently more reliant on disposable technology. 

Éveil – Untitled ii, addresses the growing consumption of hydroelectric energy—commonly marketed as “clean energy.” The un-marketed truths expose the destructive effects that hydroelectric dams have on the health of complex river ecosystems, which are paramount to sustaining biodiversity in many of the regions of the world. 
The model’s reaction to the embodied hydro damn depicts emotions of frustration; representing the average citizen feeling overwhelmed, and having little say in how these environments should be managed and valued. We rely on government agencies to make eco-conscious decisions on our behalf, yet more often than not—
greed prevails, rather than implementing sustainable change or investing in renewable alternatives.

Artwork is printed onto archival metallic Fine Art paper and dry mounted to .08 gauge aluminum ( all work is produced in reputable professional photography lab).
The piece has a modern, float like apprearnce once installed (with the custom frame system built on the reverse). 
The piece is apart of a limited edition of 12. 
Currently selling 02/12 of this edition.
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Éveil- Untitled ii 2/12 Photograph - Limited Edition of 1

Desiree Patterson

Canada

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My involvement with environmental preservation inspired the creation of these works and the intent is to connect viewers with our innate kinship to 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 it has on the planet. The figurative form is isolated by layering contours with images of urban and industrialized environments. These compositions strive to inspire awareness to a generation where society is becoming ever more detached from the natural world and consistently more reliant on disposable technology. Éveil – Untitled ii, addresses the growing consumption of hydroelectric energy—commonly marketed as “clean energy.” The un-marketed truths expose the destructive effects that hydroelectric dams have on the health of complex river ecosystems, which are paramount to sustaining biodiversity in many of the regions of the world. The model’s reaction to the embodied hydro damn depicts emotions of frustration; representing the average citizen feeling overwhelmed, and having little say in how these environments should be managed and valued. We rely on government agencies to make eco-conscious decisions on our behalf, yet more often than not— greed prevails, rather than implementing sustainable change or investing in renewable alternatives. Artwork is printed onto archival metallic Fine Art paper and dry mounted to .08 gauge aluminum ( all work is produced in reputable professional photography lab). The piece has a modern, float like apprearnce once installed (with the custom frame system built on the reverse). The piece is apart of a limited edition of 12. Currently selling 02/12 of this edition.

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Artist Produced Limited Edition of:1

Size:36 W x 36 H x 2 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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