Desirée Patterson - Fauna Bear, 2020 (detail)

Desiree Patterson / Desirée Patterson

November 6, 2020

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Desirée Patterson is a Canadian photographic artist known for her unique aesthetic approach. She creates compositional works that highlight the fundamental, humanistic connection to the natural world, in attempts to foster awareness for the importance of environmental preservation. Through her work, the artist strives 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. Patterson’s process consists of digital image and meticulous, post manipulation of form, shape, and orientation, turning disparate layers of imagery into unified compositions laced with conceptual narratives.

Featured image: Desirée Patterson - Fauna Bear, 2020 (detail). Trans Mounted Metallic Print. 40 × 60 × 2 in. 101.6 × 152.4 × 5.1 cm. Edition of 12. This is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy Whistler Contemporary