Patterson's practice is driven by everyday experiences in the suburban environment and he uses a variety of mediums flexibly and interchangeably. He has an interest in observation and marking units and passage of time.
"Is the rustling of Snickers wrappers beneath my feet a filmic moment? The gallery floor is strewn with them, and with grapefruit seeds, which I initially mistook for peanuts. Is the weight of a person crushing grapefruit seeds a filmic moment?"