Jackie Pataki was born in Melbourne in 1950. As a child of Hungarian Holocaust Survivors, and having lost many relatives, the importance of the family unit has always been paramount to her, as has making and keeping connections.
Art and design have always been an integral part of Jackie’s life, and the resurrection of her creative expression has become intertwined with her search for family roots and identity.
Jackie’s fascination with colours, textures and patterns are exhibited in her unique work of balanced and sinuous lines, as well as the soft sculptural forms that emerges harmoniously with the tactile materials she uses.
Her choice of medium and expression reflect the pathways following the complexity of life, the fabric and thread forming patterns and lines that meander and interlink and then separate again, satisfying her need to express self and family searches, loss and connection.