Kay Sirikul Pattachote is a Thailand-born New York artist and earned her BFA from Silipakorn University of Art and Design (Bangkok). Her artwork is inspired by nature, where she draws upon memories and the experiences of her surroundings in everyday life. The ephemeral quality of life and matter is a central theme in her work. Through her paintings, she attempts to record and preserve certain memories and impressions that highlight the potential good that lies in everyone and everything.
Kay Sirikul Pattachote‘s paintings utilize the abstracted forms of flowering plants as a vessel for channeling her daily meditations. These plant forms provide parameters for her interpretive brushwork and within them she is able to record her experienced energies and emotions. Ritualistic actions, such as sewing and repetition, further her meditative practice and deepen her ability to record the ephemeral on her surfaces.
“I’m interested in natural ecosystems and the cycle of life. The laws of nature and the three characteristics of existence in Dharma of Buddhism (impermanence, incompleteness, and non-self) inspire me to tell a story through my art. I prefer to keep such stories discreet within the painting, allowing the viewer of my artwork to either discover it exactly as I had intended or leaving them to find a story of their own within the brush strokes and layers.”