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Rolling Hoop Drigg (100 x 70 cm)
Rachel Metcalfe is a visual artist who explores place through the experience of walking.

Artist's Statement:

Inspired by the natural world and its phenomena, my work is an art collaboration and dialogue between nature and my journey through a place – a push and pull relationship. My work is full of contrasts and tensions: raw beauty in a delicate balance with potential destruction.

The resulting work can often be deceptively beautiful yet awkward – metaphorically representational of the Earth’s fragility and the dilemmas faced by a place. I experiment with how natural processes and humans change, sculpt and leave traces on the landscape. I apply similar ideas with the materials I use - allowing paint to flow and demonstrate its personality through the marks left. I seek new perspectives: peeling back the layers of a place to discover something new.