Published by California Center for the Arts (2011)
Patricia Patterson’s work is a symbolic metaphor for life’s ordinary things. Each piece evokes the transitory aspects of life, which normally remain unremarked. Patterson deals with an existence that has no place in history; a conversation, a dream in bed, a dog rolling on a lawn. For Patterson, art equals life and domestic life equals art. The catalogue, published on the occasion of her retrospective exhibition at California Center for the Arts, Escondido in 2011 is illustrated with multiple full-color reproductions and includes an essay by Sally Yard and Carol Mavor, as well as two interviews by Robert Walsh with Patterson, in which the artist explains the influences of her life travels to Aran, New York and San Diego and how it applied to the evolution of her work.