medium. painting, color pencils, collage
Intuition, Rachelle has relied on it throughout life—when it has come to relationships she wants to develop, or from which she has kept her distance; in regards to interests she has pursued and important decisions she has made. Although intuition has served her well at times, she has also misunderstood it and allowed it to lead her astray, exacerbating problems and preventing her from looking at things from all angles. This is a challenge she has learned to manage, and while she does rely on my instincts, instead of trying to wrestle with it, she knows now to look beyond it in order to fully honor it.
These works explore human stories about individuals who have misused their own gift of intuition and how their missteps may or may not have led to awakenings in their lives or their evolution of self over time.
Within the vast array of available mediums and techniques, mixed-media most effectively connects me to the art she creates. The collaboration and melding of materials speak to her visceral pull toward the messy, layered, beautiful human experience she aims to portray in her works.
The image of a mother, which Rachelle has created as the instinctual, grounded form from which powerful intuition expands as almost a separate being. She believes the color red depicts a special connection—the strong tie between humans and their intuition. She also integrates geometric textures and shapes such as the cube or hexagon. She is drawn to the way the lines connect and transform, creating something new and surprising to the eye, adding to the context of each work’s story. The real-world environment informs and inspires my work, which Rachelle hopes is apparent.
Rachelle's work explores how people misuse their power or under-realize their gifts. The work here is inspired by her own experiences. When not fully understood, intuition, and other vehicles of power, can muddle the brain’s thought processes and lead a person to destruction.
There are so many things in this life over which we have no control. The more we try to consume, understand, and use it in dangerous ways, progress is stalled. Throughout these artworks, Rachelle intends to illuminate the power of intuition and the beauty that emerges when one finds a peaceful coexistence and productive use for its presence.