Patricia Mitchell draws inspiration from experiences gained through her extensive travels and conservation work in Africa, Patricia’s love of nature, botany and global culture and tradition clearly resonates through her work as a mixed media artist.
PAPER: From the magic of a murmuration of starlings; the plight of global deforestation; a myriad of majestic African animals; origami diamonds; sculptured paper fish; origami Japanese slippers to even a colourful selection of bees, dragonflies and beetles – every piece Patricia sculpts from paper comes with a thought provoking narrative.
MESH: The other genre of her portfolio are her signature abstract elephant sculptures made with aluminium mesh,
coated with a mix of 24ct gold and Fools Gold. Her golden elephants can either be seen in family herds or alone, marching along on pieces of ancient drift wood, sourced from the Jurassic coasts of New Zealand. “No other wood will do – drift wood has withstood the test of time, yet it still holds its beauty, strength and power, much like our beloved elephants.”
Behind the awe inspiring intricacy of Patricia Mitchell’s paper and mesh sculptures, there always lies an empowering story which can be either be absorbed, be viewed in passing or can be used as an interesting topic to research and to discuss.
Selected Exhibitions & Commissions
- Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Hampshire
- Libby Blakey Interiors, Hungerford
- Great Scotland yard Hotel, London SW1
- Annoushka, London SW3
- Annoushka, London W1
- Annoushka, Claridges, London W1
- Cricket Fine Art, London & Hungerford
- William & Son, London W1
- Hollandridge Group, Oxfordshire
- Wall Panels
- Table Top
- Mixed Media
- Gilded Aluminium Mesh
- Sculpture – Paper
- Sculpture – Wood
- Sculpture – Other
“No other wood will do – drift wood has withstood the test of time, yet it still holds its beauty, strength and power, much like our beloved elephants.”