Rachael is fresh blood in the art scene - part of THAT generation that has always had the internet and
developed chemical technology. In an act of primitivising, Rachael explores through the Ceramic
media the simple reactions of chemistry and the 2d-3d threshold.
By what she calls ‘painting with ceramics’, Rachael takes advantage of the uniquely ‘plastic’ malleability
of clay and its glaze to begin painterly compositions that finish themselves during the firing process. “The
colour is a surprise, even to me, even if I repeat my formula. There are no guarantees in ceramics”
Observing these pieces on the wall, further is revealed about the macro and micro patterns visible in
everyday science; such as gravity, erosion, and fluidity. These details act as patterns in the palette of
her works combining into a unique, unrepeated item . Her highly coloured works reflect the enthusiasm
of a child, to propose there is still wonder in the world (aligning with the internet community’s rainbowfantasy
muse ‘the unicorn’).
Solid Colour (Part of ‘the Whole’) is an exhibition of the exploration thus far, a pun in itself referring to
theories of colour, light and chemistry.