Patricia L. Giraud

Tigard, OR



During her nomadic childhood, Patricia Giraud found constancy and comfort in the outdoors – her imagery is tied to nature. Initially, the horse was chosen as a totem around which the nuances of vulnerability and stewardship are considered. She has expanded those themes to include plant studies and figures in nature – drawing upon memories while interpreting the shapes and textures found in the landscape.

Patricia uses industrial copper plates, incorporating the scratches and anomalies. Her study of aquatint and the exploration of its possibilities are evident in her prints. Patricia works with traditional methods, purely of the hand: drawing directly onto copper, etching in acid and printing her own work.

the abundance of peonies
wrapped, running
about a pony