Rachel is a New York based visual artist and art director. Her current body of work explores themes around the development of identity. She believes that identity is a constantly fluid and changing form. The way we define ourselves is based on a complex set of layers, which shift and changes in reaction to our experiences and interactions with others.
Viscosity / vis-kä-se-te /noun; the property of resistance to flow in a fluid or semifluid state, due to internal friction
The Work & Process:
Her paintings are developed through a series of poured layers. The process informs the course each piece takes and is the basis for the concept behind the work. The form, color and composition of each piece evolves significantly throughout a 4-16 week process.
The Viscosity Series is an exploration of how our core ideologies and sense of self develop and shift over time.
Second iteration of the series (Alpha & Omega) looks at this same process as it occurs from two sides.
The third series (Forensics) steps away from previous work but remains on theme and is a procedural dissection of the original series.