Blue Cloud Gallery

Rachel Mello

Rachel's work is about sense of place. Her work is a series of passionate letters to cities: "I love you, warts and all." Cities are the truth about who we are when we come together, and before any planner or developer can make them “better,” there first must be truly seeing what this means with an open appreciation. How a house is a home, how a group of homes is a neighborhood; what it’s like to live and dream in cities. Rachel makes these explorations through a range of media, coming back to the same subject matter and the same imagery through the perspectives of different approaches. From her sketchbook, she develops designs for silhouettes which she hand cuts or laser cuts from hardboard, or water-jet cut from steel and then paints in oils or enamels. These pieces cast shadows and root the experience of the illusional space in the immediate present.

 
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Rachel's work is about sense of place. Her work is a series of passionate letters to cities: "I love you, warts and all." Cities are the truth about who we are when we come together, and before any planner or developer can make them “better,” there first must be truly seeing what this means with an open appreciation. How a house is a home, how a group of homes is a neighborhood; what it’s like to live and dream in cities. Rachel makes these explorations through a range of media, coming back to the same subject matter and the same imagery through the perspectives of different approaches. From her sketchbook, she develops designs for silhouettes which she hand cuts or laser cuts from hardboard, or water-jet cut from steel and then paints in oils or enamels. These pieces cast shadows and root the experience of the illusional space in the immediate present.