Patty Haller

About Patty Haller

“I use imagery of Pacific Northwest forests to create spatial botanical worlds. These imagined landscapes are explorations into scientific field analysis, art history and color theory. The forest is observable and measurable, but being human in the forest is spiritual and unknowable. I love both conceptions.

The forest conditions create an internal logic for all plants to grow into their own unique and graceful shapes. Stems weave and wander in a search for light. Sometimes I can see great depth through the airy spaces in between leaves, while other times the intersecting shapes prevent a view, and I am lost in abstraction. It is this complexity I want to capture. I am an analyst.” – Patty Haller