Collect from gallery £16
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H 8.5 x W 9 x D 2 cm
One man’s trash is Another man’s treasure
Rachael enjoys both the freedom and the challenge of up-cycling and recycling everyday materials and found-objects into mixed media pictures and decorations. A certain shape, texture or colour will spark off an idea of how she can give something that has been discarded a new lease of life.
Used gift wrap, coffee packaging and sweet wrappers often become fabric for dresses, leaves, curtains, sails for boats or even stained-glass windows and a well-used scouring pad makes perfect smoke for a chimney or hair! Each piece of work has a story behind it as to where its materials origins began, making it quite unique.
The inspiration for her characters and scenes are based on her everyday observations of people and her surroundings in Rhayader, Mid-Wales and further afield, along with a hint of nostalgia. She loves using colour and likes to think her pieces have a sense of humour, giving a feel-good factor which is much needed now and again.
Rachael uses paper pulp and layers up other materials to create a 3D effect collage, so the viewer feels they can step into a scene and become part of it.