Symmetrical Compositions: The Art Portfolio of Carolyn Trotter
Carolyn Trotter is a Vancouver-born artist whose work is inspired by natural forms and organic energies. The artist often takes a meditative approach to her work, using symmetrical compositions and repeating patterns to express the unique shape of plants and other biological subjects.
The artist’s gallery of sketches provides an interesting insight into the artist’s approach to art-making. As we saw in our previous feature of Carolyn’s practice of meditation, these sketches, usually incorporating plant and floral forms, explode across the pages of the artist’s sketchbook in a sort of fractal pattern, seemingly examining her natural subjects from both a macro and micro viewpoint.
This exponential, outward-reaching style appears elsewhere in Carolyn’s portfolio, such as in her Meditation Art series, where Carolyn creates circular paintings, building complex mandalas based on the rounded, not-quite-symmetrical forms of flower blossoms seen from above.