Joanne Sisson

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Joanne Sisson’s paintings move between works that depict fine botanical detail to images with broad simplified forms.

There is a boundless sense of growth and new life with bold colour used to portray plant life and objects from her home and studio. These props are sparsely placed across a flattened surface. It is the shadows that become the interconnecting element within the work. These works belie their simplicity, as the artist has reworked and refined detail to perfect a self-contained minimalism in each individual object.

The elegance of the twinning vines and bending grasses speak of movement and unfurling new life. While there is activity within the foliage, a sense of stillness and unity is maintained by the careful placement of forms and the balance of empty space.