The focus of her work is creating a new narrative for found objects or vintage photographs, thus picking up the thread of an old story.
Please feel free to browse throughout the club. You will find the artist’s bio and contact info at the front desk.
Rachel is a Portland-based visual artist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Willamette University where she was a recipient of the Carson Undergraduate Grant for Independent Research.
Rachel’s oil paintings center around found objects, particularly vintage photographs and ephemera retrieved from sidewalks, streets and discard piles.
By recreating images and patterns, Rachel emphasizes the aesthetic beauty of seemingly mundane objects, allowing their features and designs to become more important than their original function.
Working from abandoned antique portraits, she creates a new narrative for the subjects based on their facial features and body language–resurrecting them from an otherwise lost personal history and context.