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Preserving Memory

Studio Art

ARTIST STATEMENT

My studio art practice blends art and craft to explore ideas of memory and societal value. I elevate objects that spur disgust or fear to objects of adornment, materials overlooked to fine art.

 

Composite forms juxtapose the temporal delicacy of natural materials with the strength, worth and tradition of precious metal and graphite portraiture. 

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OUTCOME

Each natural object is a new problem to solve, a new process to evolve, and I'm constantly stimulated by the experimentation it generates.  

 

My studio practice flows fluidly between two and three dimensions. I see a direct relationship between my art and interest in experience design, a synthesis of mediums in support of a singular narrative expression.

Copyright 2021 by Rachel Matthews