Sigrid Burton is a painter. The imagery and color in her work are referential and extracted from natural objects and phenomena. The content is intended to be ambiguous, evocative, referencing light and spatial phenomena, and a common language of forms.
A particular influence has been her study of Indian art forms and aesthetic theory. Within these, color is understood to have great expressive and communicative power. Color communicates in its own unique language; it creates atmosphere and produces both an emotional and a physiological response.
The art historian, William C. Agee, writes, “Her pictorial odyssey refers simultaneously to both a higher order, a timeless cosmic vastness, as well as to a private, interior world, abounding in personal histories and memories.”