It’s Not Just Black and White
There is invisible disability; impairment not immediately apparent but impactful nevertheless.
In a practice that is essentially autobiographical, Rachael explores her own experiences of being a former circus performer and climbing teacher and now with “invisible disabilities”.
Her use of materials reflects how even the most perfect specimen when under scrutiny can expose the fragility, flaws and strengths of being human. The complexity of life and unpredictability of experience is reflected through use of raw clay or Parian unglazed fractured pieces, allowing the clay to transform and move during firing; a parallel to a bodies physical and emotional journey.
With compositions that emphasise fragility, balance, change, movement and flow Rachael’s work invites an audience corporeal connections, encouraging a collective, a communal response reminding us we are not alone.