Make my own people
Make My Own People at Boom Gallery, Geelong. May 2017
Rachel Hine weaves figurative tapestry inspired by classical portraiture and a strong interest in fashion. Her colourful, and often textural pieces have expressive figures inhabiting a psychedelic landscape.
Using a combination of Medieval and Renaissance portraits and contemporary fashion, Rachel has emphasised the pensive and confronting gaze of the subject.
The concept of 'looking' and engaging the viewer is an ever present investigation.
"Working intuitively, I often draw 'girls in dresses' as a way of gathering my thoughts establishing identity. Instead of keeping these images hidden in private journals, I've decided to make them visible, and developed them as tapestries."