Make my own people

Hannah  2017  13 x 10.5cm   

Hannah

2017

13 x 10.5cm

 

 

 

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."

 

 

Betrothal Portrait 3  2017  29 x 8cm

Betrothal Portrait 3

2017

29 x 8cm

The Biba Girls  2017  30 x 24.5 cm  Also a finalist in the Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries

The Biba Girls

2017

30 x 24.5 cm

Also a finalist in the Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries