80 x 80 cm | 31 x 31 in
'Bonsai and Tourists' is painted in oil, acrylic and enamel on canvas. "I wanted these paintings to reflect on how we look at the foreign and what we look at as tourists. The things we choose to depict, take photos of, and simulate in a story combined of photos, souvenirs, and the retelling of experiences; are the things which differ from what we know."
Pettersson’s work bridges fine art and graphic design, and habitually explores how what is personal and innermost is shaped by public notions, and public instruments, of sentiment. Her most recent works are inspired by 50s children’s’ book illustrations, and are jerked into modernity with compelling results. Pettersson’s work is widely sought after; her paintings are held in private collections in the UK, Sweden, Holland, France, USA, Vietnam, Australia and Hong Kong.