Sigrid is a passionate visual artist painting in oils and acrylics. Many of her paintings are large and symbolise hope, resilience and healing our lands and cultures. She is drawn to, and inspired by the Dutch and other European Masters and particularly the still life pieces with dark and moody backgrounds and vibrant table settings, flowers and fruit. She often uses these traditional compositions mixing it up with a contemporary feel by using everyday found objects such as tin cans and thrift shop vases.
Much of the plants and flowers Sigrid’s pieces are Australian native blooms. She uses flowers as the great story tellers that they are. These stories are interwoven though he paintings and include environment, culture, community, diversity and the disconnect between traditional Indigenous knowledge in caring for our land and seas and the modern mono culture of today’s farming practices in Australia.
Sigrid’s paintings are not sad pieces about dwelling on these big times but rather stories about learning and moving on to a better place together. Much of her work is implicit in its story telling using reflective objects to encourage the viewer to look a bit more closely and reflect on the context at their own pace. The names of the pieces often hint at the stories that are interwoven. These are stories of our times, of our generations. They are urgent, are sad, have beauty and are full of resilience and courage.