Spring exhibition features sculpture and paintings of British contemporary artist

 

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Rachel Ducker at her studio garden ©Nick Abrey

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Rachel originally trained as a jeweller. With an insatiable desire to create, she turned her attention to sculpting the human form in wire, concentrating on the expressive and emotional dynamics of human nature. Well practiced in life drawing and with an appreciation of the human form and the emotional dynamics of human nature, she experimented with wire as a medium for sculpting the human form, capturing something ephemeral, either emotive or active. Her pieces are untitled due to her belief that everyone sees something different. The translucency and form of her work allows rather dramatic shadows to be cast and with the right lighting, can show the three dimensional form on a two dimensional level creating an effect resembling a pencil sketch on the wall. Although the wire work keeps her more than busy, Rachel still makes silver cast  jewellery to commission and enjoys experimenting with painting, life drawing monoprints.