SYD MCMANUS


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Oil painting of leaves, flowers, and crystals floating in a glowing spectral space. Soft amorphous colours blend together, brightly saturated, with a blanket of translucent light pink covering everything in a fine misty haze. At the centre is a 4-leaf clover, edged with luminous golden-orange, held within a glowing elliptic shape, a polished crystal. The clover's stem is serpentine in shape, and soft colourful gestures are reflected within and around it. Surrounding the clover are other crystals and botanical symbols that glow gradient spectral light, beginning with orange then eventually turning light aqua-blue. Tiny flecks of coloured light make their way outwards from the central crystal, dotting the canvas with a subtle starry pattern. The soft amorphous colours begin yellow at the centre, turning green then blue then indigo towards the outer edges of the canvas, following the natural order of a rainbow, with hints of orange and violet here and there. The organic symbols feel intentionally placed on the canvas, as if each stem, leaf, flower, and crystal suggests its very own purpose within the whole composition, drawing some kind of constellation around the central clover. Although the colours are vibrant, everything is soft, easy on the eyes, gentle and delicate in their given gestures.

Artist Bio





Artist Bio



Artist Bio

NAME: Syd McManus
PREFERRED PRONOUNS: she/them

HANDLE : @syd_sydd_syddd movement: @sydneyymcmanuss

Syd is a queer multidisciplinary artist living in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Their practice moves from performance, to material, to skin, in no particular order. Working in flux and alongside one another, each practice moves in a spirit of playful fluidity. Syd experiences the body as a container of memories and patterns, fascinated to discover how it can inform and communicated rhythms in the everyday.

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Oil painting of leaves, flowers, and crystals floating in a glowing spectral space. Soft amorphous colours blend together, brightly saturated, with a blanket of translucent light pink covering everything in a fine misty haze. At the centre is a 4-leaf clover, edged with luminous golden-orange, held within a glowing elliptic shape, a polished crystal. The clover's stem is serpentine in shape, and soft colourful gestures are reflected within and around it. Surrounding the clover are other crystals and botanical symbols that glow gradient spectral light, beginning with orange then eventually turning light aqua-blue. Tiny flecks of coloured light make their way outwards from the central crystal, dotting the canvas with a subtle starry pattern. The soft amorphous colours begin yellow at the centre, turning green then blue then indigo towards the outer edges of the canvas, following the natural order of a rainbow, with hints of orange and violet here and there. The organic symbols feel intentionally placed on the canvas, as if each stem, leaf, flower, and crystal suggests its very own purpose within the whole composition, drawing some kind of constellation around the central clover. Although the colours are vibrant, everything is soft, easy on the eyes, gentle and delicate in their given gestures.

Artist Bio





Artist Bio



Artist Bio

NAME: Syd McManus
PREFERRED PRONOUNS: she/them

HANDLE : @syd_sydd_syddd movement: @sydneyymcmanuss

Syd is a queer multidisciplinary artist living in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Their practice moves from performance, to material, to skin, in no particular order. Working in flux and alongside one another, each practice moves in a spirit of playful fluidity. Syd experiences the body as a container of memories and patterns, fascinated to discover how it can inform and communicated rhythms in the everyday.

INTERVIEW:




NAME: Syd McManus
PREFERRED PRONOUNS: she/them

HANDLE : @syd_sydd_syddd movement: @sydneyymcmanuss

Syd is a queer multidisciplinary artist living in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Their practice moves from performance, to material, to skin, in no particular order. Working in flux and alongside one another, each practice moves in a spirit of playful fluidity. Syd experiences the body as a container of memories and patterns, fascinated to discover how it can inform and communicated rhythms in the everyday.

INTERVIEW: