‘Microcritter 8’ by Catriona Secker
Artist: Catriona Secker
Title: ‘Microcritter 8’
Medium: Acrylic on Arches watercolour paper, mounted to cradled wood panel
Dimensions: 4″ x 4″
Framing: Unframed – Ready to hang
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
“This little painting continues my ‘Microcritter’ series which I began last year. I love making tiny little characters based off something I spot when I’m looking at old scientific illustrations of invertebrates, or going through my sketchbook. It might just be a section of an organism, or an interesting shape that provides the starting point, and I’ll add or change whatever comes to mind as the critter is created. These are a fun break from more complex compositions, and allow me the freedom to play with smaller forms without having to work them into something bigger.” – 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.