Desirée Patterson is a Canadian photographic artist based in Vancouver, BC. Her career began with photographic documentation of her extensive travels throughout more than thirty-seven countries. Upon witnessing many exhausted environments and impoverished situations, Patterson chose to dedicate her practice to creating visual art that cultivates awareness of environmental issues that threaten a sustainable future and social justice. Her compositions often fuse together organic and synthetic imagery offering insight into the ultimate disconnection between the contemporary individual and the natural world. These works aspire to unite viewers with a personal sense of ecological connection and promote action by way of individual stewardship.