Rachel Metcalfe is a visual artist who explores place through the experience of walking.
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.