Patricia Fabricant is a female artist born in United States, currently working in New York, United States.

UNNATURAL NATURE
A seated woman. A flower. Moroccan tiles. Amoebas. Breasts. Topographical maps. These are some of the shapes people have seen in my drawings and paintings. This fascinates me because my paintings are not subject driven. They are about nature, about color, and about process, not necessarily in that order. In the woodworks and the jellyfish my subjects are directly provided by nature. The jellyfish paintings are based on the lithographs of Ernst Haeckel. The color is purely mine. A jellyfish seen from above, in cross-section, bears little resemblance to its undulating, translucent counterpart in the ocean. I transform the pattern of the jellyfish into a kaleidoscope. In the woodworks, I follow the grain religiously. I look for the shape within the wood, and again apply color in a way that confounds any preconceptions of how a piece of wood should look, and yet reveals and releases the form inherent in the wood. What you see first is the color —- psychedelic, hallucinatory — and then as an afterthought the grain registers. It is natural for the viewer to want to see a shape, or a scene, but that is an artifact of the viewing process. If you draw a horizontal line on a piece of paper, you have just drawn a landscape. But I resist any attempts to impose a subject on the work. The watercolors are also about color, but most importantly, about process. By constraining my palette and the shapes I draw, I am working against watercolor’s impulse to flow. In all these works, I am imposing a discipline on my mark making, from which I do not deviate. It is a form of ritual or meditation.