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BD Super Graphic / San Jose Campus


About the project  


Inspired by the brilliant pigments of multicolor flow cytometry, Patter Hellstrom created this large-scale piece for BD Biosciences to commemorate the creation of the first set of Product Development Modules in Building 1. This new spatial ecosystem is designed to improve collaboration and teamwork to promote scientific innovation, stimulate technological breakthroughs, and accelerate product development from idea to launch.



Flowing energy and color ring in the new year with this active and powerful piece. Inspired by the color and vitality of the secondary forests in Costa Rica, this work is alive with interconnected activity and strong movement. Fertile Ground is a 60" x 30" acrylic ink on polypropylene panel painting. 


Magnetic 30" x 60" acrylic ink on polypropylene


GALLERY / Quick Response: Interactive Woks by Patter Hellstrom 

"Patter's paintings are alluring. Her paintings beckon the viewer to visually get lost in the undulation that is created by her use of medium. I have never known any artist to work with the acrylic ink wash on polypropylene. Her mastery of the fluidity of motion is her own language. It is very rare to find ones solo voice when so much has been done in the name of art."  

Annette Schutz, Owner of ArtHaus Gallery SF


 Scot Meacham Wood Home

Citron Tartan 15" x 15"


Scot Meacham Wood's new site kicked off with a half dozen of Hellstrom's paintings from her Tartan Collection. The Tartan Collection by artist Patter Hellstrom was inspired by SMW designs’ phrase “Tartan is the new black”. The artist delved into what constitutes a tartan pattern and the history. Learning that it was a pattern strongly related to identity and British control dating back to the Dress Act of 1746. The attempt to bring the Scottish warrior clans under government control by banning tartan was repealed in 1782, which made tartan no longer just an ordinary Highland dress, but pattern of pride adopted as the symbolic national dress of Scotland. ______________________________________________________________________________________


Installation + Film Grief Path / artist Patter Hellstrom traced the last four years of her life, marked by significant personal losses of some of those closest to her. Informed by her own Judeo-Christian upbringing balanced against a deep interest in Buddhist principles, the artist maps the psychological, cognitive, and emotional dimensions of grief through time. What are the navigational tools on a grief path? The gestural paint applied over the rationalized pencil grid reflects the emotional immediacy of each moment, and letting go of cultural expectations around each loss resulted in moments of grace and acceptance.












Gina Stepaniuk / New Views: Planet Earth, a Patter Hellstrom Visual Art project at Vedder Price LA headquarters in Q3 is followed by Marion Lane's geomerty within organic forms entitled Geometric Abstraction / Made of this World in Q4. 2016 begins with Gregg Chadwick's Atmospheric Cityscapes that focus on the film industy. Q2 2016 will feature Gay Summer Rick's Urban Coast.

MITHILA PAINTING: The Evolution of an Art Form 

The show is filled with fantastic connections between traditional and contemporary subject matter and styles.