Sian Robertson

Sian Robertson is a self-taught collage artist originally from the UK, now living in North Truro.
Her source materials are mostly paper ephemera, though she occasionally includes mixed media components in her work.

Sian Robertson is a self-taught artist originally from the UK, now living in North Truro. In her current work she cuts vintage maps, creating both 2D and 3D pieces that speak to both the messiness and resilience of human connections.
Robertson says “Maps are of particular interest to me – they are beautiful to look at, they represent areas lived in and places still to visit, and I have incredibly fond memories of learning to map read when I was very young. As a small child I loved spending time in the car, with me navigating our way home. I clearly remember being excited to predict that there would be a river, or a T-junction, or a hospital a mile ahead, and being thrilled when it was actually there. Now, as an adult, maps give me a physical and emotional connection to a time and place left behind, or one to be visited in the future. I am driven almost entirely by the aesthetics of the colors and shapes within maps, and have been using them in different ways for some years now.”
Through her job as assistant director of a local art gallery Robertson has spent a good deal of time reviewing artists’ web sites. As an artist, she has created her own website, developed web sites for other artists, as well as helping some to create their own. Through both her job and her experience as an artist she has developed a sense of what works, and doesn’t work, both visually and practically, as well as an understanding of how to create a site to further an artist’s individual goals.
Robertson is an active member of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and has participated in members’ exhibits since 2009, including having her work selected for several juried shows. Her ‘Postage Portrait’ collages were featured in the Summer 2015 edition of Uppercase Magazine, and her map work in Provincetown Magazine in 2016 and The Provincetown Banner in 2018. She is represented by On Center Gallery in Provincetown.