Art historian Rachel Carren is most comfortable as an art writer and contributor of critical commentary. She’s also been quietly working in her polymer studio since 1999. Rachel spent several years refining the air-filled polymer pillow construction she used on these segmented brooches. The surfaces are elegantly screened and the segments are fitted together on a clay base.
Artists friends have nudged and nagged Rachel to promote her own work and her lovely new site is worth the wait.
She’s still writing about polymer on the PolymerArtArchive, promoting polymer art to museum curators, helping out with the RAM project, and curating a Lark book on Polymer Masters that’s due out next spring. Elise Winters tipped us off to Rachel’s new site.
So few people really understand, control and conquer all the challenges of colour. Rachel Carren’s command over the power and subtlety of colour is superb.
claire maunsell ,
I really love her work – working hollow gives the pieces a beautifully elegant curved surface that is somehow different from solid polymer. And her choice of imagery is impecable…
Randee M Ketzel ,
Lovely stuff–her sources of inspiration are clearly reflected in her work, and very reminiscent of Elise’s–one feels they surely must be friends.
Rachel Carren ,
Thank you for the lovely announcement.
Lovely Web-site Rachel. Bringing a Historical aspect to the work, by referencing the Artist inspiration adds new dimension. Wonderful.
Caren Goodrich ,
Oh come on! You’re kidding! Rachel, your work is first rate stunningly fantastic! I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before.
Beautiful — I WANT!!
Dede Leupold ,
Everything about Rachel’s work is so beautifully done. A inspiration to us all!
Thank you for sharing
Els van Haasen ,
Rachel’s work is superb, beautiful!
Debby Roberts ,
I love those puffy pieces! They look like little clouds.
WOW!! Love the colors and texture the paint creates on the petals of these beauties!! Very nice works of art. I will certainly keep my eyes open for Rachel’s book. Thank you for finding these treasures.
Love the puffy flowers …