‘Imaginary Gastropod 2’ by Catriona Secker
Artist: Catriona Secker
Title: ‘Imaginary Gastropod 2’
Medium: Acrylic on linen
Dimensions: 5″ x 7″
Framing: Unframed – Ready to hang
Year of Creation: 2022
Artwork Will Ship From: Australia
About the Artwork:
“My work for many years has been focused on creating imaginary organisms which are based on real biology. Using old natural history illustrations for reference, new organisms are created through a series of imaginative mutations and hybridisations. Recently, I have been having a lot of fun using Midjourney, an AI image generator, to create imaginary organisms, using text prompts from biology. This painting is based on one of those images.” – Catriona Secker
About the Artist:
Catriona Secker is an artist and teacher living in Sydney, Australia. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Painting, from the University of NSW in 1999, and a Master of Electronic Arts, majoring in Computer Animation, from the Australian National University in 2003. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across Australia as well as in Hong Kong and the United States.
Inspired by old natural history illustrations and biology texts, her work is influenced by a wide range of visual styles including fine art, illustration, visionary and decorative arts. She is intrigued by processes in nature such as growth and reproduction as well as the idea of consciousness in nature.