Sydney Calderon

Sydney Calderon is a self-taught surrealist and folk artist in New Orleans. Her work is mostly conducted in oil on linen. In her works she aims to convey a study of humanity as a reflection of nature, reminding herself to return to the earth for answers, and that she will return to her ancestors through the earth. A theme within her paintings is finding connection within ancestral knowledge and the stories to be discovered amongst the many lives lived within oneself. She sees her work as a vessel that serves as a bridge between past and present.

Centering motifs of identity, a deep connection to nature and an everlasting pursuit of ancestral closeness, Sydney creates works to untangle herself from the threads of colonialism. Her passion lies in storytelling, adorning and admiring the world around her, uplifting herself and her community.